Statement Of Purpose Of Occupational Therapy

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As a child my parents instilled in me in order to succeed one must acquire a college education. Growing up, I struggled with attention deficit disorder (ADD) as a child and later through my adult years. (Around the age of 6 I was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and have taken measures to over come this diagnosis as an adult. Throughout my childhood I was stereotyped because of my age, race, physique and learning disability that basketball was my only ticket to success. After the passing of my father I doubted my abilities and lacked the confidence to apply myself. Later I discovered that I could overcome this stereotype and channel this negativity towards something positive and effective. Everyday adults and children suffer from…show more content…
In hopes to broaden my knowledge I found a career in rehab services that would expose me in the area of occupational therapy. I currently work in a hospital as a Rehab Technician and have a passion for helping those around me. Everyday I admire the role of occupational therapy and discovered how rewarding and uplifting this field can be. I’ve developed new skills when working with my patients. I am able to encourage and motivate patients who are suffering from strokes, heart attacks, brain tumors, cancer and various physical and emotional ailments. Occupational therapy gives me the opportunity to be creative and make a difference in someone’s life. Whether it be by helping someone sit at the edge of the bed while battling cancer, grasp a cup to drink from, don a shirt one handed, transferring out of bed after surgery, or helping someone take their first steps after suffering from a stroke. I was able to see how much of an impact I had on their recovery and how much more I could if I furthered my education. After all this exposure my coworkers and family encouraged me to apply myself and not only did I go back to school but I excelled in my courses. I knew then I would follow my own path and apply myself in becoming an Occupational Therapist. My goal is to apply both passions of athletics and therapy and work for a professional team. Also another goal is to form a family private practice and specialize in becoming a certified hand therapist. I know my father would be proud of the choices I made. Although I may not have known it then, my father has always been there to support and guide me to where I am

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