• 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

Small Businesses Need You

by Cheryl Hall on May 11th, 2020

OTs, with their passion and creativity, will help the world come through COVID-19 stronger and more connected; I am grateful for all you are doing on the front lines of this crisis. I’d just like to ask one more thing. Small businesses around the world are in crisis because of…

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Want to Be a Good OT? Remember What You Learned in Kindergarten!

by Cheryl Hall on March 14th, 2020

I ran across a copy of Robert Fulghum’s best selling book All You Really Need to Know You Learned in Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago. Published more than 30 years ago, it was published at the start of my OT career. I remember thinking how his wonderful advice rang…

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Informed Conversations = Better Healthcare

by Cheryl Hall on February 15th, 2020

Patient education is one of my passions, so I absolutely love the Choosing Wisely ® initiative by the ABIM Foundation which promotes informed conversations between patients and their health care providers. The Foundation’s goal is to help patients choose their care wisely and ensure that all care is: Supported by…

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Put 2020 on a Vision Board

by Cheryl Hall on January 6th, 2020

I wrote about vision boards last January for my New Year’s post and I inspired myself! Early in 2019, I created my vision board around a personal goal. I have to say – I think it made a difference for me! Creating a tangible reminder – like a vision board-…

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by Cheryl Hall on December 15th, 2019

“The happiness of being busy.” There’s no direct English translation, but I love this interpretation of Ikigai. Ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy) is a Japanese concept that focuses on finding your purpose in life or your reason for getting up in the morning. As an OT, doesn’t this resonant with you? To…

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