This is Ms. Amy. She loves touching the lives of children and their families.
1. What do you love most about being an OT? My favorite thing about being an OT is making a difference in the life of a family. There is no greater reward than seeing the smile on a child or parents face when a goal has been achieved and because of that, lives have been touched.
2. What do you love most about your job in our pediatric setting? I love working in a pediatric setting because the kids are always so happy to see us! They work hard, but are having so much fun at the same time. Kids keep you on your toes, and young at heart.
3. What is your favorite memory as an OT? Currently, my favorite memory is when Riley (who just had her feeding tube removed) told me the other day that she is getting bigger because she eats by her mouth now!
4. What have learned working as a therapist that you didn't learn in college? In college, your learn many clinical treatment ideas, and you are taught the concept of therapeutice use of self. But, they didn't teach you how much each client touches your heart and the bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.
5. What advice do you most often give to parents? Let your child live. No matter what your child's struggles may be, treat them as a typical child and let him/her experience each day to the fullest.
Doesn't it sound like she's describing our logo?
Staying true to her desires to help children maximize their potential in a fun manner, Amy co-developed Fundanoodle, a fun and engaging handwriting development program. Visit www.fundanoodle.com to learn more about Fundanoodle!
Happy OT Month, Amy!