I am creating a pen that is weighted and also has a silicone chewy top. The idea is that it gives proprioception feedback to a student whilst also allowing the child who has sensory seeking behaviour to chew on the top of the pen. Do you believe that a student would benefit from having a pen like this? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
With final placement complete and the end of my course just a month away, I am almost a fully fledged OT. On a personal level, this last two years have been a series of ups and downs, with many periods of crisis when I have doubted my ability - I almost quit after my first term because I didn’t think I was cut out for a masters level course, especially the standard of writing expected. On reflection, this has all been a valuable part of my development and growth as a student and future OT. With this in mind I am feeling proud of myself for sticking it out and very grateful for the friends, family and lecturers who have helped me to (almost) achieve my dream and supported me through many a period of panic and doubt. However, I am also apprehensive as to what the future holds. Looking at all of the opportunities that are available is almost overwhelming and it is difficult to decide what direction to take. Having loved working in an acute hospital, beginning band 5 rotations seems a sensible path, but I feel there are so many other options that I am not quite ready to rule out. For example, being an OT within learning disabilities; this is the area in which I first came across OT and that drove me to explore the career choice and so I feel a certain pull back in this direction, despite having no placement experience within it. I know there are many of you out there at this same stage and I wonder how everyone is feeling? Does anyone else find themselves with this quandary? Are there some experienced OTs out there who can share their experiences of the leap into committing to an area of OT or of changing area of practice after a period of experience? If anyone has wise words for preparing for interviews for those of us about to embark on this wonderful career, then please share them with the community. Regardless of where I do end up, I think I will love what I am doing simply because I love OT, it’s aims, purpose and impact. In the words of Confucius “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.
I have read a few posts about people from the U.K wanting to work abroad. I am an O.T in Canada and I have always wanted to live and work in the U.K. I was wondering if anyone could give me advise or tips on how to begin the process! Thanks in advance!