I am Spoteurope’s Blogger Aleyna Kayım. In this month’s blog, as an occupational therapy student, I would like to briefly explain a core term, universal design, which is a concept that attracts my attention in interdisciplinary fields. As occupational therapy students and occupational therapists, I believe we need to explore this concept term, which contains a very inclusive and deep meaning. So let’s take a closer look at this term!
Hello, I am Rabia Yaşar. I am a second-year student at Hacettepe University Occupational Therapy Department. I am currently the Activity Coordinator at miniSPOT Hacettepe.
As miniSPOT Hacettepe, we meet with our occupational therapy student friends on different platforms. We organize events together in light of our different perspectives. In addition to these, we organize English-speaking club activities called SPOTing in order to practice English. I moderated them and still doing it, and this made an incredible contribution to self-confidence in my English speaking.
I participated in the “Accessible Life” Fair held in Istanbul on December 1-4, 2023 in order to expand my network, communicate with company officials that we can work with, and meet with occupational therapy students and teachers in other schools. During the fair, I took part in the Occupational Therapy Association stand. With this task, I experienced different situations that would improve me on how to explain occupational therapy to people. In addition, I had the opportunity to meet occupational therapist teachers that I had not had the opportunity to meet face-to-face before.
Hello readers, my name is Martyna Gwiazda Adomako and I graduated last year (OT Bachelor’s). Where I found a job at my current position which is Occupational Therapist in a Daily Mental Health Ward. I have been working there for 1,5 years.
I have chosen this topic because I have been working in the Daily Mental Heath Department for Adults for almost a year. As I started I had some knowledge and a little bit of practice.
Although I felt like I didn’t get any advice on how to manage a therapeutic process with my patients. As I was working with this very specific group of clients. That’s why I decided to choose this topic, I believe that it might be helpful for some of the readers. Knowledge is the key to a therapist’s own safety likewise their patient.
Hello readers, this is Angela Lumpert Palacios, SPOT Europe’s Social Media Coordinator and Occupational Therapy (OT) student from Spain. I’m very glad our blogger Aleyna Kayım invited me to discuss this topic for OT Month and Autism Awareness or Celebration Month.
My name is Aleyna, and I am currently a fourth-year Occupational Therapy student from Turkey and new Blogger for SPOTeurope.
First, I would like to thank Kira, who has done a great job as a Blogger and is currently Event Coordinator, for her support throughout the process. She has produced precious and exciting content by collaborating and sharing thoughts, actions, and impressions hers and yours. It is with great gratitude that I now take over this work from her.
Another new member on the board, Angela is taking on a new role (social media coordinator). She is from Spain, and just recently joined the team. She will definitely create great content with her high level of motivation and creativity.
For your questions about Social Media, you can always contact us at so*********@sp********.eu
Hello readers, this is Katerina Tsanaktsi, an occupational therapy student from Greece. I’m so glad to be part of the SPOT and write so interesting articles about our job. Occupational therapy needs talented and committed workers and fortunately our community has plenty of them! I hope you enjoy reading my article and be inspired by the utility of empathy!
Hello everyone! My name is Aleyna Kayım and I’m a fourth-year student in the bachelor’s program in Occupational Therapy at Hacettepe University, Turkey. I wanted to write a blog on this subject and share my perspective with you because I believe that interdisciplinary approaches and the necessity of having this perspective are very valuable in OT. Although concepts such as multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary are terms that I have started to hear since the moment I started the department, I think that I could fully understand it with a course related to the field during the semester. During the course content, how different professional groups work with OT in an interdisciplinary environment was explained with case examples.
The alarm clock is waking you up and you are getting ready for your first day as an occupational therapist. Your mind is full of both excitement and insecurity. It was just short a time ago when you were sitting in a lecture and waiting to graduate. Now you have the piece of paper that proves you are a qualified occupational therapist. While you are packing your backpack you realise that besides all the joyful excitement, you are also packing some discouraging questions: Do I have enough knowledge for this job? Did I work enough during the internships? How are the colleagues and clients like? And the biggest question of all: Am I ready?
This month’s blog addresses the WFOT congress in Paris that took place from the 28th until the 31st of August. Three of the board members, Megan (Outreach), Ulrik (General), and I, Kira (Blogger) were able to attend this event. Firstly, we would like to thank ENOTHE for giving us the opportunity to represent SPOTeurope at such a big event. We are very grateful for it! At SPOTeurope we aim to promote students to look beyond their country’s border as upcoming OTs. What better way to do that than visit the biggest congress the OT world has to offer? The following text is a recap of that experience:
If you are a follower of our SPOT events, you may already know me, if not here it goes. My name is Bruna Bastos, I am an occupational therapist and also student of the MSc in Hand Therapy at the School of Health Sciences in Leiria, Portugal.
Today I’m writing this blog to you because I want to share with you my perspective on the use of technology and digitalization in OT.
this blog includes a personal experience report on depression
this is the blogger writing to you. Considering it’s mental health awareness month, I recently gave the question some thought on how one could describe mental health or mental illness. Who decides when your mental status is fine? Is there a “normal” mental state?
Adding to that, a friend of mine kindly agreed to talk about her personal experience with depression and the prejudices she faced. I would like to thank her for being open and honest about her experience. To clear up stigmas surrounding the subject it needs to be talked about.
It’s about the future of OT! The topic of academization is a very important topic in the OT world. In the following, we will discuss full academization related to the situation in Germany. Other countries are well involved too, so this may be of interest to many OT students.
Why is academization important for best practice? Who is involved? What Science says. Why now?
Hello fellow OT students! I am excited to present a new idea we tried out for the blog section: A certain topic is presented by any member of SPOT, to which the whole community can share their views. Ulrik, our general board member, wrote down some thoughts he had on the topic of internationalisation and why it is so important. On our instagram feed we shared a poll, asking for your opinion on internationalisation. I quoted some of your answers further down in the blog post. We hope this may inspire you to get active and exchange your thoughts with OT students worldwide, keep your minds open and embrace new possibilites through international exchange! 🙂
I am writing to you as the new blogger for SPOTeurope. My name is Kira and I am in my third year of studying OT in Germany. I have only recently joined SPOTeurope and am looking forward to creating the blog space together with you guys!
We hope that you are doing well and enjoying your summer vacation so far!
In this month’s blog, we would love to share with you a small but comprehensive update on our actions and events as well as inform you that we will be out of office from the (already passed) 29th of July till the 22nd of August! We will still be active on our social media and replying to emails, but expect a small delay since we are all taking some time off to cool down from such a tiring and demanding year.
It is nice writting to you, once again, and this month I have something more ‘personal’ that I want to share with you.
During the past month, I have been reflecting a lot on my previous placements for an assignment that is due 3 weeks from now and I realized that I have experienced some difficulties during these placements which I would love to share with you.
It is officially the first Saturday of March which means that you are reading our newest blog 😀
This blog post is very special to me since I will be narrating to you, in cooperation with a dear colleague of mine, Aspa Argyri, the first occupational module we took when we started our studies, in 2018!
Hello everyone! It is officially the first blog of 2020 and before starting I would like to wish you a happy, healthy, and productive year. Therefore, I wanted to share with you a very heartwarming Christmas-related intervention that I helped coordinate during my second clinical practice.
For this month’s blog I decided to talk about one of the most common phenomena we, OT’s, encounter during both our studies and clinical practices: occupational disruption. Even though most of you might be familiar with this term I shall briefly go through the literature so we can all be on the same page:
Greetings everyone! It’s Emmanouela once again. I am writing this blog on behalf of SPOTeurope to officially wish you happy (belated) summer vacation! We hope that you have been healthy and enjoying this summer as much as you can!
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