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Laina Karosic

Laina Karosic

Laina Karosic, OTR/L, graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services. She then completed her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College. She has worked with children and adults in clinics, homes, schools and community-based settings. Laina presented at American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA’s) national conference in 2014 discussing the role of Occupational Therapy in Sustainability. The emerging practice area of ergonomics is a particular niche of hers, and she is continuing competency and certifications within this area.

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Debunked – 5 Myths About Occupational Therapy

March 11th, 2015 by

Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy has been around since 1917, but most people still get confused as to what it is. I’ve compiled a list of common myths about occupational therapy to clarify what it isn’t. cialis pills [...] Read More

Little Ways to Make Your Occupational Therapy Sessions More Effective 

February 18th, 2015 by

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Popular Pediatric Jobs: Clinics Vs. Schools

February 4th, 2015 by

Pediatric Therapist As a pediatric occupational therapist, the most common settings involve working in an outpatient clinic or at a school. Many pediatric OTs explore both of these settings through fieldwork opportunities or by diving into it and beginning to work at one. [...] Read More

4 Strategies to Remember as an OT

January 21st, 2015 by

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As occupational therapists, we’re used to problem-solving and providing real solutions for clients. When we know how to solve a problem, it’s natural to want to jump in and resolve it right away. Sometimes, our clients only need a little cueing and the right adaptations to succeed. [...] Read More

The Difference Between Rural and Urban Occupational Therapy

January 14th, 2015 by

Occupational TherapyWhether you’re relocating to the country or trying out the city for the first time as an OT, you’ll notice that the community type you work in completely affects the nature of your job. Everything from the pace, the type of clients you treat, and the lifestyle of your day-to-day work can largely depend on your geographical area. [...] Read More

Knowing Professional Boundaries as an Occupational Therapist

January 7th, 2015 by

professional boundaries for otWorking as a clinician comes with the advantages of connecting with people on a daily basis and directly impacting the lives of others. At times, maintaining a professional, neutral relationship can be challenged when you’re faced with uncomfortable requests. What should you do when these tricky scenarios present themselves? Keep the following in mind. [...] Read More

4 Everyday Items That Can be Used for Therapy Equipment

December 17th, 2014 by

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The Latest Apps Helpful for OTs

November 12th, 2014 by

ot smartphone appOccupational therapists are using technology to help clients reach their goals and to remain efficient practitioners. I’ve gathered a list of a few very useful apps that OTs can use both during sessions and in-between to promote their productivity, grade tasks more or less challenging for a client, and reduce the burden of lugging around bulky therapy equipment. [...] Read More

How Can I Use My Occupational Therapy Skills to Help My Local Community?

October 29th, 2014 by

using occupational therapy in your communityIt’s likely that most occupational therapists are drawn to this career to help others and make a difference. Sometimes, we get stuck in our every day routines and drift from our original motivators. We might patiently help our clients day in and out, yet not have an ounce of tolerance left for the slow driver in front of us on our way home. [...] Read More