A Career in Occupational Therapy
How did you decide to become an occupational therapist? Were you influenced during childhood by a family member or a child with special needs? Or perhaps you were the recipient of therapy yourself, and were exposed to the profession and wanted to repay the debt, and pay it forward?
Whatever the reason, many of us feel a certain calling to this work. Many of us feel that this work is simply an extension of who we are. We find it is not difficult to analyze activities for their therapeutic value, and we know inherently, that functional tasks performed in OT, are simply part of the essence of what makes our clients whole.
As you look at the petals on the flower, what is your missing petal?
Photo credit to D. Sharon Pruitt