• 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

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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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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