My dream is to become a Physical Therapist. I have always had a passion for helping people heal their ailments, and socially contribute in health care. As a Physical Therapist, I will be able to interact one on one with patients and provide
My career goal is to become an Occupational Therapist and specialize in pediatrics. I want to specialize in pediatrics because I have always loved to be around children and be able to help them in whatever they need. Also, pediatrics is important to me because kids are our future and if I can help kids for their future I will be glad to do so. Helping kids become more independent on their activities of daily living makes me happy because I am helping them to become more independent and make them feel like they can accomplish anything. In order to be able to do this I have to get a Master Degree and I plan on getting this degree from Loma Linda University. In five years I see myself working in the Occupational Therapy setting and working with kids. I see myself, making others
I hope to possibly work for a sports team and or be employed at Kaiser as a sports or shoulder and ankle specialist. I have seen so many sports specialist, but every time I pay a visit I am fascinated with all the certain types of specialty doctors have. I want to be different from some doctors though. Instead of calling me Dr. Thai I would want people to address me as just Jason, for the reason I believe that titles create barriers. Ultimately, my biggest goal would to one day travel the world to third world countries to provide help to those in need. With the knowledge obtained from college, I could work with others to make the lives of other abroad a life worth living. I am not pursuing this career for the money, but for the reason that I may help those who may not even be able to afford doctors. My aspirations now were shaped by my favorite aunt. My aunt was a dentist who sacrificed time with her family to take care of mine. She would give everything to see my family happy. I remember she sang the song "My Heart Will Go On" as I played the song on my trumpet. She passed away a couple years ago, and I was unable to thank her for all she has done. When it is finally my turn to join her, I can finally tell her thank you. Her heart truly did go on, and I am ready to work hard to achieve my goals. For now I make progress day by
One of my many goals in life, since I was younger, was to major in a profession where I can change the world and make it a better place. I want to help people and positively impact their lives. This is when I decided to major in occupational therapy and focus the profession towards youth. Hopefully, I will be able to
Occupational therapy is a profession that is currently growing faster than anyone would have expected. Because of the increase in demands for occupational therapy services, therapists are having larger caseloads, needing the help of more occupational therapists. Occupational therapy in the mental health setting is one environment that has grown in popularity over the last decade. Knowing the benefits of occupational therapy in this setting, and the expansion of clients needing occupational therapy services, more funding needs to be established in this setting.
I believe that everybody deserves to have a happy and comfortable life and that being able to complete every task effectively plays a major part in achieving this. I think as humans we tend to take everyday tasks for granted as it we complete these subconsciously without ever considering the impact it would have on our lives if we were unable to complete them. I want to be an Occupational Therapist as I believe that adjusting a person’s environment and teaching them necessary skills makes a huge positive impact to their life. I am also passionate about seeing people grow in strength to achieve their full potential no matter what challenges they face.
After high school, I’d wish to pursue a degree as a physical therapist assistant. Ever since I was younger I always knew that I wanted to become a PTA or else an athletic trainer. Sports introduced me to physical therapy and physical therapy assistants. I’ve played sports ever since I was a little girl. I also got injured many times playing sports which led my to go to physical therapy. I’ve always thought that the body was so fascinating and always want to learn more about it. I participate in Health Occupations where I am able to actually go shadow a physical therapist and see what they do.
Without occupational therapists, millions of people would struggle to live their everyday lives. Occupational therapists give specialized assistance to people with physical, developmental, social or emotional problems. This assistance is used to live productive and independent or semi independent lives. Occupational therapists can be used, and is effective for people of all ages. Many people have not heard of occupational therapy and are not aware of the positive impact it has on members of our society. With this paper I want to spread the knowledge that I have on occupational therapy. Many people that could benefit from occupational therapy do not even know that it exists. This career is difficult for everyone involved, but the impact it has
I have had many experiences that may have an impact on my career as an Occupational Therapist. When my grandfather suffered a stroke in 2009, I watched therapist closely and asked many questions so that when he was discharged I would be able to help out at home. Occupational therapist helped my grandfather learn how to do basic daily activities again which he could no longer do due to the stroke. Going through this life changing experience I believe will have an impact on my career as an occupational therapist. The compassion and knowledge shown to my family and I during this time is something I can use when I begin my career as an occupational Therapist. When my granddad was in the rehab center after suffering from a massive stroke I closely
It is my innate desire to become an occupational therapist since it is the objective of my life to help others. I am exceptionally motivated; good at adapting to new, diverse, and challenging environments. It will give me an outlet to express my creativity.
Alcohol, pain relievers, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and meth are all forms of substance abuse. Any type of substance abuse can eventually take over the mind and body of the person suffering for this condition. According to The American Occupational Therapy Association fact sheet on overcoming drug and alcohol abuse, “over time, daily occupations can be negatively affected by substance use, impacting relationships, work performance, and daily routines that support health and effective coping (AOTA).” Most people with a substance abuse disorder often end up in and out of jail because they do not know any other way. Therefore, occupational therapy is a great way to help someone who is recovering from substance abuse to adjust to living a drug
Occupational therapy enables people to live life to its fullest, no matter their age, history, or limitations. By majoring in the Human Biology, Health, and Society program in the College of Human Ecology, I am one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming an occupational therapist and fulfilling the college's mission of "Improving lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments." Through the College of Human Ecology, I will develop a strong background in human biology so that I can understand the physiological and biochemical aspects of health issues, and apply perspectives from the social sciences to those issues. These skills are pertinent to being a successful occupational therapist because the issues I will encounter are psychological, as well as biological. The Human Biology, Health, and Society major will give me the necessary skills I need to help patients make the imperative adjustments in their daily routines to live life as smoothly as possible. Knowing that I enabled someone to complete a task that I effortlessly do every day and take for granted is an immense honor because I know that I am impacting the world, one person at a time, by improving their life.
Ultimately becoming a physical therapist fulfills my dream started as a child, to spend my life helping others become their best self. I am able to give back to others by doing something I love. This is why this career means so much to me, it gives me the chance to give back to others and help change their outlook on life. I want to be able to give them the possibility to do things they never imagined being able to do
Occupational therapy can help kids with different needs to improve cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills in order to enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishments. It also focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of his or her life. The body and mind are not separate functions; therefore, motor development activities are important for young children. Young children learn through sensory-motor functions and will impact their social, emotional, and cognitive development. Children have many significant occupations, which form a significant foundation for the roles they will take on as adults. These include: player; self-career includes the activities
The goals of Occupational therapy are promoting physical, mental health and well-being of individuals with disability (ref). Occupational therapists have a strong supporting role in the mental health sector, by using daily activities to help individual mental disabilities transition from institution to community living ( Burson, Fette, Orentlicher, Precin, Roush & Kannenberg, 2017). However, as medical model became the primary focus in healthcare, Occupational therapists had turn away working in the mental health sectors (ref). With the increase need of mental health care providers, the AOTA has been advocating Occupational Therapists to return to the root of psychiatry (Ikiugu, Nissen, Bellar, Maassen, & Peursem, 2017). Recommending future