• 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


by Cheryl Hall on April 23rd, 2021

42% or 5,000,000 older adults in the U. S. do not have basic assistive equipment that could keep them safe and in their home. This shocking and sad statistic was the result of a study out of the University of California, San Francisco. These adults had difficulty with ADLs or…

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Motivational Interviewing

by Cheryl Hall on March 18th, 2021

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based strategy that helps guide behavioral changes in patients. The technique can work for occupational therapists in behavioral health settings, to educate patients about managing physical health conditions, or to help patients modify potentially harmful behaviors. As a person-centered strategy, motivational interviewing underscores the importance of…

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AOTA Conference Goes Virtual

by Cheryl Hall on February 28th, 2021

We hated missing the AOTA Conference last year- we missed talking to you, we missed meeting old friends and making new ones, we missed wandering through the poster sessions and learning something new, we missed meeting entrepreneurs displaying clever solutions for our patients, and we missed trying some chowder in…

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OTs Teach Bed Mobility Strategies

by Cheryl Hall on February 15th, 2021

Advocate, Educate, Participate

by Cheryl Hall on January 23rd, 2021

I love that social media allows me to connect to occupational therapists all around the world and tap into their expertise and creativity. In 2021 I plan to use social media more mindfully as a health care provider, community member, and family member to advocate, educate and participate in health…

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