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Celebrating Occupational Therapy month

This year, I joined the OT Month Committee at my hospital to see what kind of ideas we could come up with to spread the word about OT. In past years, we had a booth set up near the cafeteria, but few people stopped to look at what was being presented at the booth. Since we wanted to reach out to a larger group of people, we decided to send out an all-user email.

In the email, we talked about how April is occupational therapy month and we had a link to an online quiz inviting people to test their knowledge about occupational therapy. Additionally, we offered a $20 giftcard as an incentive for people to take the quiz.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that a total of 67 people had successfully completed the quiz! There were plenty of wrong answers, but the fact that people took the time to try the quiz shows that we helped spread the word. As an added fun tidbit, one of the questions we asked was for people to name an occupational therapist that they knew. Many people left that last question blank, but it was interesting to see which therapists got mentioned.

Here are the questions from the quiz: (more…)

April 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm 6 comments

Song dedicated to Occupational Therapy

As we all know, April is Occupational Therapy Month. Well, Boaz from Boaz and the Band wrote a song specifically for us OT’s! It’s a great song that touches on all sorts of activities of daily living, cognition, and the need for OT in addition to speech and physical therapy.

Sit back and enjoy!

Here are the lyrics, which I typed as fast as I could while listening to the song. Hopefully, I got at least most of them right:

OT song:
I woke up this morning
I couldn’t even get out of bed
I stumbled on my feet to brush my teeth
and I didn’t have the strength…to find my sink

(chorus)
It sounds like I need some OT
It sounds like I need some OT
It sounds like I need some occupational therapy

So they dragged me out of bed
To do some therapy activity
To bake a cake and fold some clothes
They told me I can’t go home
unless I’m safe when I’m alone
It looks to me instead…that someone is just lazy

(chorus)
It sounds like I need some OT
It sounds like I need some OT
It sounds like I need some occupational therapy

So if you find yourself putting on your t-shirt wrong
or sometimes wondering if you’ve left your stove on
Lets make it very clear…You don’t need physical therapy

(chorus)
It sounds like you need some OT
It sounds like you need some OT
It sounds like you need some occupational therapy
lalalalalalalalala

Now wait a minute, is there a speech therapist in the house?

(chorus)
It sounds like you need some OT
It sounds like you need some OT
It sounds like you need some occupational therapy

Sometimes we forget about that other therapy
we always seem to think physical therapy
but without OT, people are going to think…and would be stinky

So thank you, OT
For all you do, thank you
Thank you, thank you occupational therapy

You need some OT? You know you do!
Who’s the vice president?
You need some OT? Your shoelaces are untied
You need some OT? Your fly is open
You need some OT? You know you want some?
You need some OT? You know you do.

(Hat tip: Penny via SG)

May 4, 2007 at 1:45 am 11 comments


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