Welcome to The Faithful OT Blog!
Here you will find all of the posts written by Reilly Cosgrove, OTS, for her doctoral capstone. Blog posts are written with occupational therapists, healthcare practitioners, and religious leaders in mind.
Welcome back to The Faithful OT, and if you’re reading this the week it comes out, happy Holy Week to my Christian followers. Continuing with the theme from my last blog post on practical considerations for baptism, I thought it could be useful to make a post on considerations for distribution of Holy Communion. This … Continue reading Practical Considerations for Communion
This past week, I have spent a lot of my time working on various projects involving the baptisms of individuals with disabilities across various Christian traditions. While variations exist between Christian traditions and faith communities, such as believer’s baptism versus infant baptism, or the different modes of baptism such as sprinkling, pouring, or full immersion, … Continue reading Practical Considerations for Baptism
As readers of the blog may know, religious entities are exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act, making it easier for faith-based institutions to disregard or not consider making worship services and materials accessible for disabled populations. In preparation for my doctoral capstone this semester, I reached out to many churches and faith-based organizations to … Continue reading Making Worship Accessible
Recently, in preparation for creating this website and completing my occupational therapy capstone, I was speaking with a pastor about how he viewed disability and how disability impacted his church. He noted that while he has spent much of his career in ministry working with older adults with various health conditions, he emphasized to me … Continue reading Supporting Children and Families in Places of Worship
Welcome back to The Faithful OT. This week, I thought it could be nice to talk a bit about religious participation as an occupation. If you need a refresher on what occupation is, you can check out my last blog post. In many occupational therapy programs across the country, electives and core courses are offered … Continue reading Live and Move and Have Our Being
Hello friends, welcome to my first blog post for The Faithful OT! I’m Reilly, a third year doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) student at Creighton University. I also happen be a Christian. At this point, you might have a couple of questions, such as What is occupational therapy? Great question! Occupational therapy is a healthcare … Continue reading In the Beginning…
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