• 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

Caregivers Need Occupational Therapy Too

by Cheryl Hall on March 15th, 2019

Look at the headlines and you will quickly see that the word “caregiver” is associated with a lot of negative words…burden…stress…crisis…burnout…exhausted. Caregivers play a vital role whether they are assisting with ADLs or IDALs, communicating and advocating with health care providers, providing some nursing care, or just staying current with…

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Resource Links for Occupational Therapists

by Cheryl Hall on March 1st, 2019

When researching the 7th edition of the Occupational Therapy Toolkit, I found many outstanding supplemental resources. So I have curated and organized this information into over 30 categories that you can access on my website under Links/Resources. I hope that as an Occupational Therapist, you find it useful to have…

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Communicating with Older Adults

by Cheryl Hall on February 15th, 2019

If you work with older adults you know that communication can be a challenge due to health conditions, declining vision, hearing or cognitive function, and life experiences. To make your visit productive and positive, incorporate the following strategies to enhance communication. Say Hello: Take the time to greet your patient…

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Occupational Therapy for Low Vision

by Cheryl Hall on February 1st, 2019

In February, the U. S. National Eye Institute raises awareness of low vision and highlights the day-to-day impact for patients. The most common causes of low vision include aged-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. NEI predicts that the number of people in the U. S. impacted by these…

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First OT Job – Nailed It

by Cheryl Hall on January 15th, 2019