• 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

OT Toolkit Tips: Educational Handouts for Dressing

by Cheryl Hall on March 1st, 2017

Independence in personal care, including dressing, lays the foundation for patients to move on to other activities. The use of handouts included in the Occupational Therapy Toolkit will reinforce your instruction during the therapy session and provide a visual reference for caregivers and patients. The Occupational Therapy Toolkit includes 36…

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The Best of OT Toolkit Resources: Therapeutic Exercise

by Cheryl Hall on February 15th, 2017

Therapeutic exercise is an important step for many patients working to regain independence in ADLs. The Occupational Therapy Toolkit includes both Treatments Guides and Patient Education Handouts to help your patients comply with the therapeutic exercises needed for their recovery. Over the years, I have compiled a list of other…

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Spontaneity and Laughter in Your OT Practice

by Cheryl Hall on February 1st, 2017

Early in my OT practice I worked home care for patients of all ages including children. One patient I will never forget was a boy of 10 named “Paul”. Paul had been diagnosed with cancer a year earlier and was terminal. He had tumors in his spinal cord and was…

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4 Steps to a Successful OT Conference

by Cheryl Hall on January 15th, 2017

The Best of OT Toolkit Resources : Medication Management

by Cheryl Hall on January 1st, 2017

According to the CDC, 39% of adults over 65 took 5 or more medications in the last 30 days. As an occupational therapist, I have seen firsthand how patients struggle to remain compliant with their medication regime. Patients may need assistance in a myriad of tasks and OTs play a…

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