Becoming A Pediatric Occupational Therapist Essay

799 Words Sep 5th, 2015 4 Pages
My Journey to Become a Pediatric Occupational therapist I believe that pediatric occupational therapists have very interesting and fulfilling careers. I

I would love to experience the excitement and rewarding experiences that comes along with this career. I am certain that I can be an excellent pediatric occupational therapist because I work well with children and I know how to help people become empowered with self-confidence as they acquire new abilities, and build self-esteem. OT is something I have been interested in for a long time since my best friend is an occupational therapist. She has inspired me as well as encouraged me to get into occupational therapy. After observing my best friend performing her job as an occupational therapist, I have decided that Occupational Therapy assistant (OTA) would suit me best. Occupational Therapy it is a very demanding but also exciting career that can open many doors for me. “Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.” (Aota, 2015).
Another equally important reasons that I want to become an occupational therapist is my cousin Katy, Katy had a stroke at 37 years old. Katy lost mobility in her upper and lower right side. The painful experience that my family has endured through the suffering of my cousin Katy has helped me realize how…

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