Career Statement For Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy a career that is chosen when you want to assist those that have the desire to better themselves; you assist them in assisting themselves. Occupational therapist should inquire the patient by asking “What matters to you?” not, “What’s the matter with you?” (American Occupational Therapy Association, About Occupational Therapy). There are many goals of occupational therapy, but the over-arching task is preparing and executing therapeutic interventions so that patients can perform activities of daily living, or ADLs, more efficiently and independently. Since everyone, no matter the age, disability status and other identifiers should be able to live their lives to its peak performance, occupational therapist implement these interventions with children, the elderly, stroke patients, orthopedic patients, mental rehabilitation patients and more. All of these reasons lead me to wanting to become an occupational therapist.
Whenever the question “what do you want your job to be after all your schooling?” comes up, I quickly respond that I want to pursue a career in
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By doing this, I found many other reasons why I believe that I would make an amazing occupational therapist; the first is knowing that interventions must be catered to the patient. Creativity can be used autonomously to design new interventions which is something that I love. Secondly, because there are so many populations that benefit from receiving occupational therapy, there is also some autonomy with identifying the population that you can work best in and that you would be comfortable building individual rapport in so your interventions can be unique. Personally, I would love to be an occupational therapist in either a geriatric setting such as an assisted living facility with dementia patients or a hand therapy facility providing occupational therapy to orthopedic

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