April is National Occupational Therapy Month! As OT’s I think we have a lot to celebrate. Growth in jobs continues to expand and as an OT we have many venues that we can specialize in – and all so interesting, in my opinion. Resources are readily at our finger tips, whether in apps on a mobile device, online materials from AOTA, webinars for free or purchase from your computer, OT resources such as Pinterests and blogs with amazing resources! My, how times have changed!
For Occupational Therapy Month here are a few great OT website that provide you with wonderful digital resources (you probably are well aware of them already). We have so many resources that are readily available on almost anything! Here are just a few that are geared to OT’s working in pediatrics:
Your Therapy Source – Provides free and purchase pediatric OT/PT related activities. The Your Therapy Blog is also another great resource of OT and PT information, short articles and research information. I always find some interesting blog post.
Therapy Fun Zone – has amazing resources for pediatric therapists. Activities, forms, games, equipment, recipes and much more is found in this organized, and resourceful blog. A wealth of information for pediatric therapists!
OT Plan – another fabulous site for occupational therapy resources categorized by Skill, Materials and Plan. Great resources and ideas for therapy.
Therapy Street for Kids – Website with activities for home programming for families, teachers and occupational therapists.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips – Written by Dr. Anne Zachry, this pediatric website provides a wide variety of OT activities and topics. Certainly is well worth checking out.
Mama OT – A pediatric OT blog with tips and trick for those who care for children.
Of course there are many more. Hopefully there will be time to post more!
Suggested pediatric websites you want to share? Please share in a comment.
Dr. Susan Bazyk PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and OT’s from Ohio have developed this website with a grant from ODE. Everything (programs, evidence, handouts, PowerPoint, etc.) is FREE and downloadable! We have presented the programs on the website at the last 2 AOTA’s and will be back this week! All programs are embedded into natural settings of school and community. Take a look! Every Moment Counts is a mental health promotion initiative developed to help all children and youth become mentally healthy in order to succeed in school, at home and in the community.