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New Grad Success

A Student’s Guide to AOTA Conference

Student's guide to AOTA conference

Why I’m excited to go to AOTA as an OT student The AOTA Annual Conference & Expo isn’t only for super successful OTRs/COTAs who have their school days behind them. In reality, there are countless reasons to attend the AOTA conference as a student. The trick is figuring out what …

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What NOT To Do When Applying For OT Jobs

applying for OT jobs

We all know that applying for OT jobs is intimidating. It is especially stressful applying for OT jobs since this may be your first “real” job as a new grad occupational therapist. From building a great resume to writing the perfect cover letter, it’s all a bit daunting. But now …

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Thinking Outside the Box: Making Sensory Bins

So you’ve landed your dream pediatric occupational therapy job and are looking for some new ways to engage your kids in therapy. Sensory bins are the best activities for new grad OTs working in pediatrics. You are able to keep in mind their sensory needs and their goals. Making sensory …

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6 Ways to Manage Productivity Levels for New Grad OTs

Hospitals, home health, and skilled nursing facilities are all settings with difficult productivity levels for new grad OTs. Struggling with this is okay. The challenge comes in trying to juggle paperwork, team meetings, chart reviews, and still being able to provide your clients with quality care The good news is, …

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