Occupational Therapists : An Occupational Therapist

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(Everyone Could be Someone) “You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win-no matter what the outcome.”— Patch Adams This quote motivates me to become an occupational therapist. An Occupational therapist has to apply their specific knowledge to enable people to engage in activities of daily living that have personal meaning and value. Develop, improve, sustain, or restore independence to any person who has an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction("Occupational Therapists."Ohio Means Jobs). Occupational therapy allows people across the lifespan to do the activities they want and need to do and a Occupational therapist will help kids get there ("Occupational Therapist." About Careers). An occupational therapist offers many benefits and opportunities because you get to be with kids and help kids while you work. Career Overview: There are many things that you have to be able to do to be a occupational therapist. You have to be able to “Test and evaluate patients ' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients” ("Occupational Therapists."Ohio Means Jobs ). This means that you have to be able to figure out your patient 's physical and mental abilities and you have to know what is best for your patient. Another thing that you have to be able to do to be a occupational therapist is that you have to be organised. This is shown in the text when it states “You
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