• 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

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

OT and Diabetes Care

by Cheryl Hall on November 21st, 2023

November is National Diabetes Month and the 2023 theme, “Take Charge of Tomorrow: Preventing Diabetes Health Problems”, is one I love and agree with! I will even go one step further and propose a response – add OT to every healthcare team treating diabetes. Diabetic patients are asked to make…

Read more

Hello, My Name is……

by Cheryl Hall on October 30th, 2023

A doctor in the UK became a patient herself and realized not all healthcare providers introduced themselves. The doctor, Dr. Kate Granger MBE, firmly believed the thought and care around a simple introduction could set the tone for the remainder of the relationship. Dr. Granger was inspired to start the…

Read more