• 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 November 1st, 2019

I’d like to add “curiosity” to the list of qualities that supports outstanding occupational therapy. I have, since childhood, been profoundly curious – especially about people. I think this quality helped me provide better occupational therapy to my patients and better support to their caregivers. So I was curious…can you…

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Imposter Syndrome

by Cheryl Hall on October 1st, 2019

Hello, I feel a little sad when I see an occupational therapists blog or post about “imposter syndrome”. I get it, you are a new hire, a new grad or in a new setting with a new population. But, what you are not is an imposter! If you have graduated…

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#Where in the World is Your OT Toolkit

by Cheryl Hall on September 13th, 2019

Hi OT friends! Do you love social media as much as I do? I love connecting with OTs across the world, hearing new ideas, answering questions about my book and sharing great stories each day that impact the way we practice occupational therapy. Over the past couple of years, I…

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Better than 5 Sticky Notes

by Cheryl Hall on August 1st, 2019

I was a home health practitioner and it was my first visit to a patient just released from acute care. I asked him for his home plan from the rehab department at the hospital, and he handed me 5 sticky notes. Of course, I never doubted those notes were written…

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by Cheryl Hall on July 2nd, 2019

Are you irritable with coworkers, do you drag yourself to work in the morning, have you become cynical about the occupational therapy profession? Yes, yes and yes? You may be burned out on your job, and I know exactly how you feel. I was working as an OT in home…

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