During my clinical rotation at Shenango, I felt myself beginning to grow as a practicing clinician. I had a lot more knowledge coming into this rotation than my rotation at Butler. At Shenango, I got to use my knowledge from lower extremity, upper extremity, and modalities which gave me a lot more free rein to do things. When I was at Butler I couldn’t use the modalities because we didn’t learn about them yet. But at Shenango, I was using a Game Ready with electrical stimulation my first day.
As sophomore in a new school in a completely different country it was rough at first, but you learn to adapt. Adapting to a new country, friends, teachers, and culture. I had to adapt in every aspect in my life. This skill has benefitted my professional career and life as I am able to adapt to various
My observational experience at California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Unit was my first introduction to pediatrics in occupational therapy. Here, I was able to see some of the many ways occupational therapists can help children, adolescents and young adults. I observed OT’s visit classrooms and make recommendations for adapted seating. Also, I accompanied occupational therapists to playgrounds to help children and families find ways for a child to participate as much as possible during recess despite an injury, disability or illness. Observing sessions at the outpatient clinic I was informed more about sensory integration, electrical stimulation, and splinting and casting.
This semester in modern has been by far my favorite. When we started this semester with Limón technique and you said we were going to be tested on it after a few classes I actually got nervous. I remembered back to my first semester here at Coker and having Limón technique for the first time. I felt at the end of the semester I learned a lot about this technique but I felt that I had a lot of room to still investigate with this unfamiliar technique. I felt what helped me bring this technique back in to my body was talking as a class about the important aspects of Limón technique.
We have discussed NDT and ASI in class this semester, but it has often been in more of a negative or skeptical light. Before this week, I read the book entitled Out of Sync Child recommended by my supervisor and reviewed the text we were provided with in class about NDT and tried to go in with an open mind. I am interested to see how my attitude of these two theories and clinic as the week goes on. From my first day, I thought that the deep pressure brushing and joint compressions, coming out of the ASI theory, were helpful. I am interested to see more NDT has the week goes on, because I know the least about this and I know the evidence behind it is so controversial.
Classes in college have been a slight change from classes in high school, which I had expected. The one thing I did not expect was how independent I was going to have to be in my classes. In high school, teachers were extremely helpful in telling you what you needed to do to succeed. I have learned that in college I am going to have to decide what I need to do to succeed. Over the past month, I have slowly been figuring out what I am going to need to do to succeed in each individual class.
I have also applied for a summer position at the hospital as a clinical extern, which will hopefully assist in gain a consolidation position at SickKids in year 4. This summer I will be completing the Intravenous Therapy and Phlebotomy certification through Nurses Education. Inc. I am doing this before the start of my 4th year so I can be prepared, if venipuncture is permissible, and get the most out of my consolidation
Even though I have experience helping to write IEPs in the last two years, it was really just from what I gleaned from sitting in IEP meetings and listening to colleagues as they reviewed IEPs with families. This class provided much more detail to me, about the thought process behind each section of the IEP (PLOPs, measureable goals) and why the IEP is developed the way it is. For example, the Present Levels of Performance are written to give a clear picture of the student – where are they now? What are their academic and functional needs? How does their disability affect their time in the regular education classroom?
When I started attending East Mountain I experienced an immense amount of reading assignments compared to a regular class, but it didn’t stop me from doing my best. Although it was the most work I had done throughout my years of high school, the complexity of the class only challenged me to work harder and to read in between the lines. My intentions for next year are to work twice as hard and improve my reading, critical thinking, oral, and analytical skills in English 1102.
I completed my practicum experience at Ellen Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead in a second-grade classroom. Mr. Larson was my cooperating teacher and he taught me more about teaching and relations to students than I think he realizes. The students also taught me every single day new ways to see certain concepts and positive ways to react in situations. I think Mr. Larson was an excellent cooperating teacher who helped me realize and see a classroom through the eyes of a teacher. My favorite component of the classroom was being able to build on what we were learning and discovering in ED 205 and see it first hand in the classroom by making connections between our readings from Ayers into seeing how the readings take place in a real-life context.
Drucker Reflection After having taken the Sheltered English Immersion course this past summer, much of the information that was presented in this article was a review for me. However, there was some information that I found to be interesting and will now look upon my current instruction to see if I should correct my strategies. One area in particular that I find to be essential for literacy instruction with intermediate English Language Learners is developing vocabulary. For example, one point that I found interesting was the integration of vocabulary with instruction rather than just pre-teaching vocabulary. This seems contrary to was I was told in my SEI course as we learned about the Seven-Step Process and Illustrated Dictionaries as strategies to teach vocabulary.
Carrillo Response to Paty Orozcoregalado Connection: HI Paty! I am glad to see that you brought up our 340 class. The assessments I did during the fieldwork for that class were some of my first hands on experience with using and interpreting screeners and individual studnt assessments. Discussion: I feel like this week’s reading has been great because it has helped me to further specify the uses of the many different types of tests and assessments. The collection that I have so far is; students wide screeners which seek to identify students who may be struggling, individual assessments which attempt to track development, such as a spelling inventory, pretests which assess how much student’s know before beginning a unit, formative assessments
Reflection on my presentation Last week, I have done my presentation in topic “Unhappy Triad” with my friends from my PBL group so I have learnt many experiences about presentation, group working and speaking skill also I have learnt about knowledge about my presentation topic “Unhappy triad” too. In this essay I will reflect about two major concepts including my preparation of this presentation and my experience during this presentation. Last month in my English class I received this presentation assignment about amazing medical topic. Because this topic is very wide, my group got many ideas of topic almost neurological disease or musculoskeletal disease. After that, my group researched many textbooks and websites until we thought the topic
I am currently a senior in the Occupational Therapy program. As I prepare to go out on fieldwork in the upcoming semesters, reflecting on how music relates to occupational therapy has had a benefit in my thinking of my future job. I have had the amazing opportunity to be working with children with disabilities for many years. Most of the children I have worked with have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined as, “a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others” (“About Autism | Autism Society" 1).
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.