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The Best Gifts for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Whether it is graduation, or holidays, the occupational therapy practitioner in your life deserves to be spoiled. Here’s our go to gift guide for occupational therapy practitioners and students!

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Fun Gifts for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Being an occupational therapy practitioner is a hard but rewarding job. These gifts are a fun way to show off some occupational therapy pride!

Diverse OT T-shirts and Amplify OT Merch

Designed for passionate practitioners and aspiring students, these products feature a striking image of an OT practitioner boldly holding a megaphone and exclaiming the value of OT! The Diverse OT Amplifier Series was made to represent the different occupational therapy practitioners that make up our profession.

Shirts are available in both looser (men’s) and tighter (women’s) styles with various colors, sizes, and types of shirts, including t-shirt, long sleeves, and pullovers. Eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.

The full collection is available on Amazon! Available in all the same designs as our notebooks and stickers.

Diverse OT Stickers

The Diverse OT Amplifier Line also has your favorite Amplifier as stickers as well! Stickers are about 2 inches in size and are waterproof vinyl. Perfect for water bottles, laptops, tablets, and more! Get one or collect ‘em all!

Available on AmplifyOT.com

Diverse OT Notebook

Another product from the Diverse OT series is a super cute dot notebook with OT billing resources in the back. Find the Amplifier who best represents your favorite OT Practitioner, and they will love the quick resources and organization they can keep with them throughout their busy day!

Available on Amazon

Wine Glass

What better way to show your occupational therapy buddy you care about their mental health than this cute wine glass? A great way to “wine” down at the end of a long day.

Available on Etsy

Custom OT Tumbers

Long days require cups that can keep your drink hot or cold for hours at a time! I love a custom tumbler for new grads. It’s so rewarding to see your name with your new credentials listed right along side your name! These are some of my favorites on Amazon. Etsy also has a lot of great options!

Available on Amazon

OT Coffee Mugs

For the coffee or tea lover, an OT mug is a perfect addition to the mug collection. There are a lot of great ones out there, but here are some of my favs. Again, check Etsy for some other great options. I’m always pro supporting small businesses.

Tote bag

Occupational therapy practitioners have to run all over their hospital or even drive to and from clients houses in home health. This adorable and practical tote bag is a great gift to help them stay organized and carry the necessary supplies between clients!

Available on Amazon

Gifts for Occupational Therapy Students

Occupational therapy school can be overwhelming! Here are some practical gifts to help occupational therapy students thrive and feel the love.

Planner

Level II Fieldworks are a stressful time for students, but fear not! The Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Planner and Reflection Guide is just the tool they need. Not only does this document offer planning and journaling pages, but it also includes numerous crucial resources pages on communicating with a supervisor, common billing codes, Medicare plans, ROM and MMT charts, and so much more!

Available on Amazon

Clip Board

This clipboard is a go-to gift for newly graduated occupational therapy practitioners. It folds in half to conveniently fit in a scrub pocket during a busy work day. Even better is that it has a quick reference guide with detailed day-to-day information such as developmental milestones, a list of occupations, a guide to documentation, pain scale, and much more.

Available on Amazon

Coloring Book

I don’t like feeding the trope that no one knows what occupational therapy is, but I couldn’t resist recommending this coloring book. It’s hard to find something custom made for occupational therapy and this seemed like a fun satirical way to deal with daily realities of being an OT or OTA!

Available on Amazon

Candles

Help your favorite student relax with this motivational candle. Even when the exams are piling up, they can remind themselves that they are on their way to achieving their dreams.

Available on Etsy

Books for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Having a quick resource guide is a necessity in the world of occupational therapy. Having something on hand helps make searching for information so much easier.

Here are the essential books that all occupational therapy practitioners must have!

Adult Rehab Guide

This go-to guide to understanding Medicare coverage, the US healthcare system, and the role of occupational therapy in adult rehab settings is perfect for the practitioner who wants to understand the confusing and frustrating healthcare system we work in. Recently updated July of 2023!

Available in PDF and Paperback through Amplify OT or available on Amazon as a paperback

OT Toolkit

This book is a comprehensive guide full of hundreds of treatment guides and patient handouts for therapists working in the adult rehab setting. It has been a go-to resource for practitioners for nearly 15 years!

Available at Ottoolkit.com

Memberships for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students

It is so hard to stay up to date with information when you are busy practicing as a clinician or trying to figure out fieldwork or your first job.

That’s why memberships are so handy! Check out these memberships for your favorite occupational therapist or OTA to help them stay on top of all the newest information!

Amplify OT Membership

Give the gift of knowledge and confidence with the Amplify OT Membership! It is the ultimate membership for the occupational therapist and OTA looking to elevate their career. It has comprehensive resources about billing, policy, quality care, and advocacy.

By signing up, your favorite practitioner gains access to the most comprehensive and OT-specific Medicare, billing, policy, and advocacy course – Mastering OT Policy and Medicare. They also gain access to a supportive community and exclusive content that helps them stay on top of the changes coming in healthcare. It’s like having a guide through the policy weeds! (Student and practitioner rates available)

When checking out, you have the ability to indicate the membership as a gift and then enter the email for the lucky recipient! Let us know if you have any questions or trouble.

Student Rates: $50 for 6 months; $75 for one year
Practitioner Rates (includes CEs): $35/ month or $350/ year

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Medbridge Membership

Medbridge offers over 1,000 online courses to help keep practitioners up to date with the most current practice in nearly every practice setting. There is something for everyone! Use code AmplifyOT at checkout to save $150!

Available at Medbridge.com

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OT Flourish Membership

Mandy Chamberlain has the perfect resource for anyone working with older adults in home health and SNF. Her Membership program at OT Flourish offers CEUs and resources for OTPs who are new to geriatrics or have been working in these settings for their whole career.

I often say that OT Flourish is the perfect partner to the Amplify OT Membership. I teach you how you get paid, Mandy teaches you how to use your clinical judgment to provide skilled interventions! There is something for everyone!

If you or your favorite OT/OTA works in skilled nursing or home health, this is a must have!

Available at OTFlourish.com

AOTA Membership

The American Occupational Therapy Association represents all occupational therapy practitioners on a national stage. A membership to this organization helps make sure the future of occupational therapy is in good hands. Members get access to virtual summits, free online courses, and discounts to the national conference!

Available at AOTA.org

Free Gifts for Occupational Therapists

Missing a friend from OT school and want to send them a quick (and free) gift to let them know you’re thinking about them? Check out these free resources to help them stay up to date on all things OT during their busy day!

OT Reimbursement Playlist and Guide

Understand how insurance impacts your plan of care and what services are available to the patient as a result. Improve billing and plan of care development with information on the 8-minute rule. Learn how to advocate for reimbursement by understanding how Medicare law is made and how your voice makes a difference!

Available at AmplifyOT.com/playlist

OT Home Health Playlist

Understand how OT can support accurate reimbursement through the OASIS and PDGM. Bust myths about the role of occupational therapy completing the OASIS with information on the 8-minute rule. Learn how to advocate for reimbursement by understanding how Medicare law is made and how your voice makes a difference!

Available at AmplifyOT.com/hhplaylist

New to Geriatrics Starter Pack

Includes Activity Analysis: How to Work on ADL Without Working on ADL, Micro Video Course, Skilled vs Non-Skilled Terminology Cheat Sheet, Endurance/Activity Tolerance Treatment Ideas PDF, In-Room Treatment Ideas PDF, and Occupation Based Kit Ideas and Supply List PDF

Available at OTFlourish.com/starter-pack


Have any other suggestions? Leave them in the comments to share with others!

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Occupational therapist & medicare specialist helping practitioners understand policy, engage in advocacy, and own their value!

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