• About Me

    Cheryl Hall
    Occupational Therapist
    Maryland, United States

    Welcome to a site devoted to sharing experience, knowledge and resources to make your job of being a great therapist a lot easier.

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, and Early Child Development. My passion is working with adults and children in home health but I have also worked in rehab, sub-acute rehab, hand therapy, transitional living for TBI, and hospital-based outpatient settings.

  • Previous Posts

Seeking Grants? Tips for OTs

by Cheryl Hall on July 15th, 2018

Ever had a great idea, but no funding to actually implement the concept? Want to start your own non-profit, but need some startup funding? Did your boss just send you a grant announcement and ask you to submit a proposal? Are you a student who needs grants to cover some…

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Occupational Therapy and 3D Printing

by Cheryl Hall on July 1st, 2018

Wondering if you can use 3D printing in your OT practice? Of course you can! To get started, spend a few minutes at sites like Pinterest, Yeggi, Thingiverse or Makerbot. There are 100’s of free plans online that may make your patient’s life a little easier. Zipper pulls Typing aids…

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OTs – Stay Safe in Home Health Settings

by Cheryl Hall on June 15th, 2018

Home health is my favorite OT setting. Yet, I am keenly aware that it also means uncertainty; each home poses unique risks. If you are practicing in the home setting, being proactive is the best strategy to keep yourself safe and healthy. If you plan ahead you can focus on…

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Want to Be a Better OT? Listen Up

by Cheryl Hall on June 1st, 2018

The more we know about our patients, the better OTs we can expect to be, right? So how can we teach our patients to be better communicators? Wait, we can’t control that, but we can learn to be better listeners using a couple of simple techniques. Enjoy! Cheryl Hall OT,…

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Best of 2018 AOTA Conference

by Cheryl Hall on May 15th, 2018

I was proud to introduce the 7th Edition of the Occupational Therapy Toolkit to AOTA conference attendees in Salt Lake City and talk to therapists who use my collection of illustrated patient handouts each and every day. Of course, I also had my picture taken with Fred Sammons – the…

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