Life as a student... sometimes fun, sometimes stressful, sometimes unbelievable. And for one person, it's about to be unbelievably lucky!!
I like students. I like them to know that life gets better when you are being paid to work instead of paying for work experience. I like to occasionally pick on students IRL but avoid it online since my wit just doesn't translate well to type. But seriously, being an OT student can be great, since it means that you're almost an OT or OTA (which we all know is terrific)! So students need a little something special
I'm sending some of my gently used and most useful study materials. This includes a Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, spiffy laminated cards on multiple topics (anatomy, TBI, SCI, low vision, neuro...), and hard to find guidelines on safety for patients in acute care.
The Pencil Grip is a company that makes more than just grips, and they have sent another useful item for students. They make dry erase file folder labels, which I think would be infinitely useful when you're changing classes each semester and gaining new knowledge to be organized by the minute.
Remember that AOTA is always your best resource no matter your practice area. They have sent items to promote and explain OT, including 2 T-shirts, brand posters, and pens. For your everyday life, they've included a great tote bag, umbrella, and car decal that I'm sure will have great usefulness no matter your job site.
Included are some Dycem sample sheets, which will be handy when on fieldwork or trying to construct new adaptive devices. Also is a nifty NBCOT lunch box and pin for the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, to remind you of helpful organizations in your post-student world.
If you're an OT or OTA student (even a very committed pre-OT student), enter now by leaving a comment below. Comments must be received before 11:59pm EST on January 31. Good Luck!