My future goal is to become an Occupational Therapist. They help patients to recover and improve skills needed for daily living and working. I plan to attend either Gannon or St. Francis University to pursue my degree in this field. Both schools offer the five year program which combines a bachelor and master degree. My plan is to pass my knowledge onto the people I care for to better their quality of life. I chose this career path because I love working with people and positively impacting them. At college I will be earning a degree while learning how to adapt to life changes and bettering myself. After I earn my degree, my second goal is to raise a big happy family. By being financially stable with my own college degree, I will be
What I admire most in the field of Occupational Therapy is that I get to make a profound difference in people 's lives. It is one of few careers where individuals get an opportunity to assist patients interpersonally, and help them achieve their goals with activities of daily living. What brings me a feeling of accomplishment and inner enlightenment is the opportunity to give people the chance to grow or start over. This train of thought arose when my grandfather had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, perhaps one of the most lethal carcinomas in existence. This period of time was rather challenging for myself, taking on the responsibility of assisting my virtually immobile grandfather.
Multiple drivers surviving a serious car crash generally require some form of occupational therapy for recovery. The Occupational Therapist, conducts comprehensive driving evaluations by developing plans for the individual to continue driving, or assist the person in transitioning from driver to passenger. These decisions are based upon clinical assessments of the individual’s vision, cognition, motor performance, reaction time, and knowledge of traffic rules, as well as provide a behind-the wheel assessment of one’s driving skills. The mission of an Occupational Therapist is to “provide individuals with disabilities solutions for living a normal productive life of independence, and functional
In order for Monti to make effective progress and reach potential outcomes selecting and implementing appropriate assessments and treatment strategies is vital. A key element in the occupational therapy profession is using a holistic approach to treating to enhance quality of life. Therefore, during the evaluation process the implementation of one assessment will not target all the skill areas Monti is deficient in. Additionally, when treating the body as whole it is important to analyze how Monti interacts and completes the task by observing motivation, body position, movement patterns, coordination, attention, sensory processing functions, visual functions and awareness within his environment. After the completion of the evaluation process
For almost three years now, I have been enrolled in the Health Science program at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. My intentions are to transfer to a four-year college for a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and then continue on to a Master’s degree. My goal is to become an Occupational Therapist with a focus on children with special needs. I recently added a dual enrollment to my degree in the Infant/ Toddler Lead Teacher certification program to gain experience in the Early Childhood Education field in a school setting.
Elderly adults usually experience problems in their daily lives due to health-related disabilities and chronic diseases. This makes it difficult for them to perform self-care activities. An elderly may need to complete various daily living activities such as taking care of their personal hygiene which may include oral care, grooming, and bathing. At times performing these activities tend to be very difficult, but with a little bit of help and therapy, they usually manage themselves. There is certain characteristic that the elderly possess that will help them in completing the ADL once they decide to take part in the therapy.
I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant Student from Community College of Baltimore County. I am a second year student preparing for my level II fieldwork. Upon completion, I will be eligible to enter the workforce. Based on the previous experiences I have had at Mental Health fieldwork, it is evidenced that Occupational Therapy Practitioners are needed in Mental Health settings. Occupational therapy practitioners encourage individual at mental health setting to live a healthy lifestyle such as preparing healthy meals, exercises, drinking water, and taking good care of themselves.
My goal in the future is to work in geriatric occupational therapy. For two years now, I have volunteered at a service site called Jesuit Hall. At the site, I work with retired priest everyday, and I enjoy spending time talking and exercising with them. Therefore, this experience has confirmed my love and desire to work with the geriatric population. Similar to last year, I love my major, so I will continue my degree
After I finish school at Campbell University I hope to go to graduate school at Winston Salem State University or East Carolina University to get my masters degree in occupational therapy. After I am done with school I hope to move close to home in work in a hospital setting or I would like to work specifically with children who need therapy. To obtain a degree in occupational therapy you must get your master’s degree or you can choose to get a doctoral degree. To get your master’s degree you must get a bachelors degree first and require certain courses such as biology and physiology. Many programs also require you to have volunteered or worked in an occupational therapy setting.
According to the article “Occupational Therapist” states that occupational therapy is a growing career that engages people of all ages aiding them in everyday living. Occupational therapy being in high demand is set to grow by 29% which is faster than most job occupations. With the average salary starting at 80,000 dollars a year and only 6 to 8 years of schooling it isn’t a job that requires much. To become an occupational therapist according to “How to be an Occupational Therapy Professional” you need to first start off with getting your Bachelor’s degree which takes 4 years to complete.
I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost seven years. We have had our ups and downs like all relationships but we’ve always been able to overcome our problems. However, our biggest challenge is when I moved to Florida for graduate school. Instead of us moving to Florida together, I decided that it was best that I moved by myself while he stayed in North Carolina.
An occupational therapist is someone who helps people with disabilities, or injuries or people who are ill to develop certain skills they need to live more independently. These skills may vary depending on the person they are working with. An occupational therapist helps promote public health by helping clients recover or develop what their patient feels they need help with in order to live their life. They work with patients to assist them to improve or develop their motor skills, visual perceptual skills, cognitive skills, and/or sensory skills. This is my chosen career because I think that it really revolves around helping people to meet their specific goals and needs in order for them to be healthier and live their life as they wish.
My fieldwork instructor has advised me that I am doing great. I demonstrate effective communication, which is necessary to talk to nurses and certified nursing assistants. I was advised there is nothing that I should/could be doing differently now. An occupational therapy practitioner and cna both work on activities of daily living, self-care, and bathroom business.
I have always had the intense desire to care and look after people from a very young age. I firmly believe that everyone deserves the best quality of life possible and this is what had drawn me to occupational therapy as a career path in the first place. It is so easy to take for granted all the everyday tasks we can do and we seldom consider the effect of not being able to complete them. As an occupational therapist I would be able to make a positive impact on someone’s life and make it possible for them to enjoy their life. I want the opportunity to provide support to people, help them gain independence and watch them grow more confident in their own ability.
Life has its twists and turns, but my overall life goal is simple, help others. I want to make an impact on others life, even if it is a small change. For instance, being able to hold a pencil is the difference between a student being able to graduate from Kindergarten and not be able to continue on to first grade. Being a Pediatric occupational therapist will help me make an impact on children at a very young age. Even small changes can have a large impacts, which is why I want to be that change for others.