• 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

Better than 5 Sticky Notes

by Cheryl Hall on August 1st, 2019

I was a home health practitioner and it was my first visit to a patient just released from acute care. I asked him for his home plan from the rehab department at the hospital, and he handed me 5 sticky notes. Of course, I never doubted those notes were written…

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by Cheryl Hall on July 2nd, 2019

Are you irritable with coworkers, do you drag yourself to work in the morning, have you become cynical about the occupational therapy profession? Yes, yes and yes? You may be burned out on your job, and I know exactly how you feel. I was working as an OT in home…

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Proud to Be an Occupational Therapist

by Cheryl Hall on June 1st, 2019

Each day I read a great article about the impact that occupational therapy has in the lives of our patients. Here are some of my favorite stories from the last couple of years. Be inspired and be proud to be part of an occupation that has such impact. Enjoy, Cheryl…

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My Favorite Products – 2019 AOTA Conference

by Cheryl Hall on May 1st, 2019

The OT Toolkit crew had a great time in New Orleans at the 2019 AOTA conference. Aside from talking to occupational therapists from around the world, my favorite activity is to check out all the great products designed to make the lives of our patients more comfortable. I like it…

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I Love Occupational Therapy and Here’s Why!

by Cheryl Hall on April 1st, 2019

As we welcome April – the month to celebrate all things occupational therapy – I gave some thought to those reasons that I am still in love with my wonderful career as an occupational therapist after all these years. Patient-Centered: I have always found it a little magical to learn…

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