As today is World Occupational Therapy day…
I would like to share this feature from The Guardian, ‘A day in the life of a specialist Occupational Therapist’ . I would like to also call upon some OT’s or student OT’s who would be willing to contribute to my blog by promoting OT and talking about a day in their life. I would like to try and demonstrate the diversity of work carried out in this wonderful field.
I plan to do ‘ a day in the life of a student OT’ myself in the near future and share some of my experience in a role emerging placement working with ex street sleepers.
Now here is the feature from The Guardian about Fran Hill who travels all over Hampshire for South Coast Fatigue helping clients who are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome ..
Click the pic for the article ”a day in the life of ..a specialist Occupational Therapist”
”Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.” – The National Autistic Society.
I wanted to share this article about young autistic adults and parents finding acceptance and community at unique Autism Movement Therapy workshop. If you have spent any time with autistic adults or children you will know how important the little breakthroughs in communication are for these people and their loved ones. Please click on the picture below for the very interesting and informative article..
click the pic for the article. Picture from ‘The art of autism’
What an amazing and articulate girl! I don’t think anyone could get the message across any better. A fantastic lesson for anyone working with Learning Disabilities.
I think this should be shown in lectures at all OT teaching Universities.
I myself had a fantastic placement experience working with with learning disabilities and saw so much potential, enthusiasm and determination to learn with such wonderful personalities and character from people with Downs Syndrome.
There are so many misconceptions about OT and many people do not understand what it entails.
This is a great piece by an American Occupational Therapist..
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I had to share this video of Melanie sharing her experience of OT at COT annual conference.
It shows many of the varied skills OT’s demonstrate as well as the natural personality attributes required to make a great OT.
It makes me very proud that I am becoming to belong to this wonderful profession.