• 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

The Best of OT Toolkit Resources: Patient and Caregiver Resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

by Cheryl Hall on November 15th, 2016

As an occupational therapist, I have worked with all ages, but over the course of my career I became passionate about caring for the elderly especially those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. I have compiled some of the most useful resources for caregivers and patients that I have posted over the…

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OTs Support Caregivers Too

by Cheryl Hall on November 1st, 2016

At first, I couldn’t make out what the person on the other end on the line was trying to say. Between her sobs, I told my caller to take a deep breath and try again to tell me what was wrong. The caller was Sally, the daughter of one of…

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7th Annual OT24Vx – Making it Together

by Cheryl Hall on October 15th, 2016

I love professional development and trainings – the connections, the inspiration, the sharing of knowledge. But it’s not always easy to fit an annual training into your schedule or budget. To meet this need and to promote the career development of OTs around the world, OT24Vx was launched 6 years ago. …

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What Did You Overlook Today?

by Cheryl Hall on October 1st, 2016

I sat in my car scanning my notes for my next patient. “Dorothy” was a 75 year old woman with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. While this would be my first visit, she had a long history of receiving in-home OT and PT visits as her condition progressed. At her door, I…

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Good HABITS Stop Falls Week 4

by Cheryl Hall on September 25th, 2016