It’s Occupational Therapy week and one of our OTs has been busy on Twitter telling what the job means to her.
Take a look at www.twitter.com/KatrinaBaldryOT
Here’s a personal account from Katrina…
I chose Occupational Therapy after I worked in a secondary school and was key worker to three children with physical and learning disabilities.
The OT there was fantastic at providing strategies and techniques to increase independence through functional activities – it was the first time they’d engage in homework – because it was fun! The OT was also brilliant at educating me on how to best to support these students and continue with therapy outside of the OT sessions. It was the most rewarding job being able to support these children to achieve goals that they didn’t think they could. I’d never heard of Occupational Therapy, but after a couple of sessions with the OT, I was hooked. I’ve created a list at why I love this profession!
Occupations which are meaningful
Understanding people’s habits and routines
Opportunities to be creative
Not task- orientated
Living, not just existing
Tools to achieve what is important to the person
Holistic assessment and intervention
Evidenced- based practise
Adaption of homes
Positive risk taking
You get to be a part of the most wonderful profession!
To find out more on the profession visit – https://chooseot.co.uk/