• 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

Happy OT Month!

by Cheryl Hall on April 14th, 2024

For OT month, I am celebrating occupations! Occupational therapy improves patient access to the occupations and their ability to participate in occupations. What does OT mean by occupations?  Any skill a patient needs for the job of living is an occupation! Adaptive Sports – Buttoning –  Cleaning –  Driving – …

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Considering Travel OT?

by Cheryl Hall on April 1st, 2024

Have you ever wanted to combine travel and work?  With occupational therapy jobs on nearly every travel healthcare board, now might be a good time to explore the possibilities! So how do you decide whether a travel gig is right for you? Of course, I can’t answer that, but I…

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Conference Plans? 3 Tips

by Cheryl Hall on February 24th, 2024

The AOTA Conference is just a month away! Have you started to prep yet?  Need a starting point?  Think of these three areas: Organization Goals Engagement Get Organized Conferences go by fast and have more events than one person can attend.  Make sure you don’t miss out by getting organized…

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OT and Adaptive Sports

by Cheryl Hall on January 29th, 2024

Play is most often associated with OTs working with a pediatric population, which is fair, since play is a critical component of child development. But I would argue that play is just as important for adults being treated by OT. We all know that the more people move, the more…

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Genealogy, Accessibility and New Year’s Resolutions

by Cheryl Hall on December 22nd, 2023

I am going to wrap three themes into this blog: genealogy, accessibility and New Year’s resolutions! If you are a fan of any of those topics, read on and see how they intersect for me. Genealogy is one of my long time hobbies. I have traced my own maternal and…

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