• 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

Informed Conversations = Better Healthcare

by Cheryl Hall on February 15th, 2020

Patient education is one of my passions, so I absolutely love the Choosing Wisely ® initiative by the ABIM Foundation which promotes informed conversations between patients and their health care providers. The Foundation’s goal is to help patients choose their care wisely and ensure that all care is: Supported by…

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Put 2020 on a Vision Board

by Cheryl Hall on January 6th, 2020

I wrote about vision boards last January for my New Year’s post and I inspired myself! Early in 2019, I created my vision board around a personal goal. I have to say – I think it made a difference for me! Creating a tangible reminder – like a vision board-…

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by Cheryl Hall on December 15th, 2019

“The happiness of being busy.” There’s no direct English translation, but I love this interpretation of Ikigai. Ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) is a Japanese concept that focuses on finding your purpose in life or your reason for getting up in the morning. As an OT, doesn’t this resonant with you? To…

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by Cheryl Hall on November 1st, 2019

I’d like to add “curiosity” to the list of qualities that supports outstanding occupational therapy. I have, since childhood, been profoundly curious – especially about people. I think this quality helped me provide better occupational therapy to my patients and better support to their caregivers. So I was curious…can you…

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Imposter Syndrome

by Cheryl Hall on October 1st, 2019

Hello, I feel a little sad when I see an occupational therapists blog or post about “imposter syndrome”. I get it, you are a new hire, a new grad or in a new setting with a new population. But, what you are not is an imposter! If you have graduated…

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