In the past few years podcasts have increased in popularity. With topics ranging from fashion to health to gardening, they are a great way to pass the time. I personally have been enjoying listening to podcasts on my daily commute or while completing chores around the house. I love soaking in new information during mundane tasks- it automatically makes me feel more productive. Of course, my favorite topic to listen to is occupational therapy. I have been pleasantly surprised and excited that occupational therapy is making its presence known in the podcast world. Below are some of my favorite OT podcasts. I commend these awesome therapists for putting in the work to create such great resources.
Do you already listen to an OT podcast? Comment below, which podcast you enjoy most.
As occupational therapy clinicians we know the importance of empathy all too well. In order to help individuals achieve optimal functioning within their lives, we most see the world from their perspective. OTs are often faced with situations where we must provide support, comfort, and/or motivate others. This is why it is crucial for OTs to understand the difference between showing sympathy or being empathetic towards someone. This year's AOTA conference was extremely insightful and filled with valuable information. During one of the lectures I attended, this video was played. It does a good job describing the difference between the two. Enjoy!
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