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Why do I want to become an Occupational Therapist and how have I prepared for the O.T program?

UNDERSTANDING OCCUPATIONA THERAPY

Understanding Occupational Therapy

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2007

Abstract

Occupational Therapy is one of the many fields with the purpose of helping its respective patients address their needs and cope with with their disabilities . Being into this profession and the children being my most valued clients , this will describe the volunteer works I have done to serve patients who need my professional service . Aimed at specializing on helping and caring children with disabilities and those who need rehabilitation , this essay will picture the services and works

that I do and the things that I plan in the future for the improvement of the service and profession of Occupational Therapy

Understanding Occupational Therapy

I love helping people throughout my entire life . This is who I am . With a B .S . Behavioral Science course in hand , I have volunteered in my cousin 's occupational therapy clinic and will continue to do so . Being a part of a volunteer program at church helping children with disabilities made me realize that I do not only want to help people who are in physical need but also psychological thus pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy will allow me to fulfill this mission . In the near future , I will specialize in helping children through their disabilities and rehabilitation . To start with , I already took initiatives that will develop me in preparing in the field of Occupational Therapy . But first I need to have an understanding of OT in for me to develop these qualities and meet my goal

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA ) defined Occupational Therapy as a treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives , can offer kids with various needs positive , fun activities to improve their cognitive physical , and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment ' Occupational Therapy is not only for adults just because they are the ones who have occupations but it is also for children whose main job is playing and learning

AOTA further stated that aside from an individual 's physical well-being , OT practitioners respond to the psychological , social , and environmental factors that may prevent an individual 's functioning in various ways . This unique approach made occupational therapy a vital part of health care for some kids who are my most concern of giving my help

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U .S . Department of Labor , improving the patient 's ability to perform tasks in living and working environments and working with those who suffer from a mentally physically , developmentally , or emotionally disabling condition are only two of the many functions of an Occupational Therapists . By using treatments to develop , recover , or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients , the OTs help patients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities but also to compensate for permanent loss of function . The main purpose is to help the patients to have and enjoy an independent , productive , and...

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