28 Top (FUN) Books for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Working w/ Older Adults + Phys Dys

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I love books!

Fall is in the air and this is the time of year, I LOVE cuddling up with a good book - crisp air, cool mornings and a cup of hot coffee in hand.

I asked you -  what OT related books have you read and loved. I compiled your answers and want to share the list with you for your reading pleasure 🙂

Man, I have a HUGE list of amazing suggestions to tackle...

*Click here to get the booklist in PDF checklist form (so you can devour all of them!)*

28 Top (FUN) Books for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Working with Older Adults + Physical Disabilities

35 OTs contributed to give you 28 amazing books that OT practitioners will love | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #occpuationaltherapy #OT #occupationaltherapistThe Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science - my pick for the list!

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales - suggested by Charlie Anne Jones, @uknowitskrissy

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness - suggested by OT Miri, Nicole Dufresne

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - suggested by @wellnessot, Mesa Smith, Susan Bargmann Cleghorn

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey - suggested by Mesa Smith, @ot_mary, @annabellebewicke, Lorna Krieger, Katie Hodak

Left Neglected  - suggested by @justinedezess, Nicole Wooldridge, Carma Sample, Murry DeSanto, Julie Zmorzynski Andrews

Still Alice - suggested by Laura Graves, Whittley Jones, Julie Zmorzynski Andrews, Tonya Gladden 

Where's the Mango Princess - suggested by @jlesniak, @anitam24, Erin Blake

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson - suggested by @jennebeans_, Laurie Brennan, Dwayne Oothoudt

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death - suggested by @wellnessot, Karen Faller Tesarek

Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body - suggested by @j11480, Vicki Lynas

 Range of Motion: A Novel - suggested by Lori Burkhart, Kathie Eiden

Contented Dementia - suggested by Christine Thraen Hucklebridge

Running Free: Breaking Out From Locked-In Syndrome - suggested by @amyrtrent

Look Up for Yes - another add to the list by me, as it was a required reading in my OT curriculum, oh, so many years ago, but it is a memorable read

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind - suggested by @heather

Inside the O'Briens: A Novel - suggested by @justinedezess

Learning by Accident: A Caregiver’s True Story of Fear, Family, and Hope - suggested by Rachel Hocker

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain - suggested by @ot_mary

When Breath Becomes Air - suggested by Jenna Mele

All the Dancing Birds - suggested by Nicole Dufresne35 OT contributed to give you 28 amazing books that OT practitioners will love | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #occpuationaltherapy #OT #occupationaltherapist

To Catch an Angel: Adventures in the World I Cannot See - suggested by Kitty Louise Kettle

Tree Barking: A Memoir - suggested by Carma Sample

Bed Number Ten - suggested by Grace Weybrecht

Walking Papers: The Accident that Changed My Life, and the Business that Got Me Back on My Feet - suggested by Dawn Beatty 

Ordinary Miracles: True Stories about Overcoming Obstacles and Surviving Catastrophes - suggested by Vanessa McKelvey 

The Dive From Clausen's Pier: A Novel - suggested by Michelle Deegan Ralph 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures  - suggested by Lindsay Boyle

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What books would you add to the list? Please share below

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  1. Great list! I especially love Tuesdays with Morrie!!
    In OT school I was assigned to the book Rise and Walk: The Trial and Triumph of Dennis Byrd by Michael D’Orso. I really enjoyed it!

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      I know what you mean, Jess. There are some great recommendations on the list and I have (a lot!) of reading to do 🙂

  2. I love The End Of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s, Learining To Speak Alzheimer’s and The Noticer (this one isn’t specific to the population but we all need a new perspective. 🙂

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