• 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 1,000 Hour Outside™ Challenge

by Cheryl Hall on January 24th, 2022

I generally avoid New Year’s resolutions, but I recently discovered the 1000 Hour Outside™ Challenge and was intrigued! If you haven’t heard of this initiative, the primary purpose is to make sure kids get as much outdoor time as screen time. On the website, www.1000hoursoutside.com, you will find free downloadable…

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Your Next Step: Prepping for NBCOT

by Cheryl Hall on December 25th, 2021

You have been prepping for this moment for the last 4 or 5 years of OT observations, coursework, and fieldwork, yet somehow you feel totally unprepared! Studying and sitting for NBCOT may be one of the most stressful events in your young OT career. Instead of putting your energy towards…

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Bathroom Mobility

by Cheryl Hall on December 19th, 2021

Tough FW Supervisor?

by Cheryl Hall on November 19th, 2021

Who said (or sang) “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Every OT has an experience with a supervisor that made them question why they ever chose the OT profession, but a tough supervisor during fieldwork can be especially hard. For me, my first fieldwork included a difficult supervisor. There…

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Cancer Treatment and Occupational Therapy

by Cheryl Hall on October 18th, 2021

Occupational therapists play an important role in helping cancer patients cope with their diagnosis and thrive as a cancer survivor. In the U. S. alone, there are an estimated 17 million cancer survivors left with an altered life and questions about how to continue. Including occupational therapy from the start…

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