In this paper, I will be reflecting on my first year as an Occupational therapy student at the University of The Witwatersrand. While reflecting, I have come to realise that my viewpoint and understanding of the profession of Occupational Therapy and the importance of occupation to Occupational Therapy have developed substantially throughout this year. In my opinion, my previous understanding of OT and occupations in OT was very basic and shallow compared to what I understand of this topic currently. This growth in understanding came about due to many learning events such as lectures, fieldwork and activities, however, two of the most significant learning events I have personally experienced this year have had a major impact on my learning experience. These two learning events, which are prominent events within my first year of studying OT, include the OT June exam and making a chair in APT (Appropriate Paper-based Technology) for a child with Cerebal Paulsy and Microcephaly.
Baby Bean Bag Chair Reviews Since 1968, people have gone crazy over a bean bag chair. They are comfortable and conform to the body that sits in them. Nowadays, though, there is a new trend. It is baby bean bag chair and while some people absolutely want one for their little one, others are not so sure that it is a good idea. To help you decide if it could be a great thing for your newborn or toddler, we have taken a good look at the bean bag chairs for little ones.
The world needs innovative thinkers who are risk takers. According to Ben Wielder, “... the social pressure for students to pursue ‘lower-risk trajectories’ in their career choices will lead to less innovation in the future” (Wielder). This cannot be true for college provides many risk factors; unemployment, student loans, and debt. Obtaining a degree results in an ability to focus and become flexible in a changing world. From the words of Michael Roth, these qualities “...make for intelligent, and sometimes courageous risk taking for critical assessment of those risks” (Roth).
Helping World Majority Students In the article, helping world majority students make sense of university expectations, the author who is Helen Fox tries to prove that even though it is deemed necessary to make changes in the school education system, it is quite hard to make such adjustments, but provides better strategies on the subject. The author argues that it is highly difficult for these institutions to change their standards as well as the entire instruction framework for the purpose of making it easier for the foreign students taking courses in the institution.
Reflection on Medication Administration Description (Competency 3j) I have looked over my moral development regarding medicine administration and have noticed there is the need for improved and has been agreed with my mentor to write a piece of reflection to identify areas of concern Feelings One of the major concern is the pace of dispensing and the time spent used to open charts and allocate them is one of my weakness. Although I am learner I need to back up the pace of dispensing so that patient doesn 't feel my skills is dull or boring and waste of time. I Had developed that feeling of being extra careful to avoid drug error and that makes me feel slightly nervous more also being under the influence of supervision as well. Evaluation
I learned a lot about the different organizations offered to pre-Occupational Therapy students and students who are in the program. I only knew about one program but was not aware of the different positions I could apply for. Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) and Phi Theta Epsilon (PTE) are both organizations I would like get involved with. I now know that I am able to join SOTA as a pre- Occupational Therapy student, but I still wonder what grade point average PTE considers for their organization. Do they look at your grade point average prior to the program or your first semester in the program?
After working a few different places and being laid off I soon decided it was time to look toward my future. I returned to Highline Community College I did not know what I wanted to do after school but was more focused on each class and who I could learn. Towards the end of my time at Highline I took an introduction class to psychology, I feel in love with the idea of being able to help people. I choose Central Washington University’s psychology program to receive my Bachelor’s degree. During my senior year while attending Central Washington University I narrowed down what Master’s program what wanted to enroll in to help with the career that I want to have.
I was presented with a whole new curriculum and teaching styles. Needless to say, my school grades went down since I was still adapting to a new language and school system. My first two school years in the United States were by far my worse but that did not stop me from succeeding. Even though I was young, I was able to understand what I was going through. I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more.
All of these attributes are related in that they all reflect my determined mindset in achieving my academic goals. Because I experienced hardships during high school due to my lack of determination, I worked to improve these aspects of myself so that I am not only more confident in my abilities, but also have a goal set in my mind that I can work towards achieving. I practice strategies such as avoiding to carelessly rush through homework by setting enough time to thoroughly complete the task, and investing myself to the tasks at hand. All of these had a direct correlation towards my academic self-confidence, because I now believe in my abilities to work through difficult tasks and
Self Sociologist in the United States today believe that we develop over time because of the different stages of age norms we face in our life span and by “time related rules and regulations”. This means we will have different time periods where we are forced to maintain relationships with people in our life that will help us grow, learn, and make mistakes to build us a better charchecter within ourselves. Personally I have had many milestones in my life that has taught me a lot as far as mistakes and being able to grow as a young man that I have grown into today. Completing High school was a huge social milestone for me, I wanted it for myself but most importantly I wanted to make my family happy. Theories of Self development There are many theories that we follow that are all considered to be good theories of self development.
What learning activity or emotional response most took me by surprise during the last two weeks? The emotional response that took me by surprise during the last two weeks was the feeling of achieving the goals from the program. Even if we still need to make few changes to our presentation as per Stephanie’s suggestion. I feel that my learning experience during the whole MSBI program and especially during the practicum has already reached its maximum level, with the completion of our presentation. However, I have mixed feelings; satisfaction of being able to complete the program, but at the same time, fears for the oncoming presentation event.
One of the challenging aspects to the Harvest Valley Program was constructing a Positive Reward System. The incentive program was based on rewarding the students for positive choices while, holding at the minimum, negative consequences for poor choices. “One thing unsuccessful students know how to do…is be unsuccessful.” Pat Peterson: Program Specialist Lou (Curtis) & Laura (Kathleen) are the fictional characters in our novel INSCRIPTIONS ON A BELT. Students were made to own the responsibility of their actions, positive & negative. 1) Students were given a clipboard to track their daily program progress.
Looking in the Past Seeing this year pass by, makes me wonder how much I really accomplished. Wondering what if or what could of I’ve done to make it better would always come up my mind. Both reading and writing aren’t my cup of tea subjects, I really have trouble learning and processing how to really use certain techniques. Witnessing my transformation from the beginning when school started on August, to now ending the semester shows how much I’ve been improving. I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too.
Governor’s School Essay Response Ever since I was young you could always find me toying around with objects trying to figure out how they worked. Taking them apart, studying them, and then reconstructing them back together was a usual past time for me. Looking back I realized that all of the time I spent on learning how something worked was the foundation that flourished into my passion for engineering. My interests in technology did not come until later in my life; when I attended my first engineering and technology workshop. Back in the summer of 2012 I was accepted into the Rowan University’s Boys Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) Program.
While the social welfare system has improved it is clearly time for another major round of debate over disability policy and program expansion. Open honest heartfelt communication is the foundation that will lead to positive change. A guest speaker with a lifelong physical disability in class last week, Pam, shared her experience in a powerfully moving declaration of courage, strength and hope. At one point in the presentation Pam was sharing some of the less than supportive reactions she has received from people over the years and Professor Duponte shared an example of what that can look like. In the context of the