What is #rehabilitation, why is it so hard to define and do we need to define it?
Acknowledgment – This blog post is a personal opinion piece, based on thoughts and ideas about my own lived experience, writing is an occupation that helps me make sense of my thoughts and ideas. I acknowledge these may not be shared others, and respect peoples rights to have, different even conflicting ideas. This website has an accessible… Read more
Let’s encourage an inclusive culture of understanding by using words. – Why we should stop using acronyms, and why occupational therapist should be leading the way. #EncourageInclusiveCultures #UseTheWords
Acknowledgment – This blog post is a personal opinion piece, based on thoughts and ideas about my own lived experience. I acknowledge these will not be shared others, and respect peoples rights to have, different even conflicting ideas. This website has an accessible feature, that allows different accessible formats by simply clicking on a button labelled ‘Accessibility… Read more
It’s International Women’s Day 2023 – What might this years theme mean to occupational therapy #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023
Acknowledgment – International woman’s day is a celebration of all women, woman who are born woman or later become women. It’s important to understand intersectionality when exploring woman’s issues. People who identify as none binary need to also be recognised, they will experiences even greater inequity, all in society should understand and work to break down… Read more
On #InternationalWheelchairDay – A refection on being a wheelchair user.
Image description: Photo of me, a white women, with short blonde hair. Wearing black velcro orthotic boots; a green dress with black tights that have different coloured spots on. sitting in my electric wheelchair. Acknowledgment – This blog post is a personal opinion piece, based on thoughts and ideas about my own lived experience of disability. I… Read more
This Spoon Theory and Occupational Therapy
Originally written for RCOT blog on their website I am reposting here also. Throughout this blog I’ve used occupational therapy terminology and language that was not used by the creator in an effort to show how it aligns with occupational therapy theory. I want to be clear this is not an attempt to change the… Read more
UK Disability History Month – A month in which the struggles of disabled people are remembered and victories celebrated
This Blog has also been posted on the RCOT blog site and AbleOTUK website It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable with my identity, but I would describe myself as an occupational therapist who is neurodivergent, born with Cerebral Palsy (right hemiplegia). I am also dyslexic, have experienced episodes of depression, and… Read more