• 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

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

3 Easy Strategies to Keep Your 2019 OT Career Resolutions on Track

by Cheryl Hall on January 1st, 2019

What are your OT career resolutions this year? Are you planning to finish a degree, change jobs, become more involved in a professional organization or shift your practice to a different population? Setting resolutions is the easy part; to help you stay on track try these 3 simple strategies: create…

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OT and the Therapeutic Use of Walking Poles

by Cheryl Hall on December 15th, 2018

The physical and emotional health benefits of a walking program are astounding! For patients recovering from an illness or injury, adding walking poles can provide stability, improve gait and posture, and strengthen the upper body. I was first introduced to walking poles while teaching the evidence-based falls prevention program, Stepping…

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