Monday, April 9, 2012

Oh, the things kids say!

Ms. Dana enjoys being creative, and it shows

in her treatment sessions!


What do you love most about being an OT?  Having the ability to be creative!!!!!!!
What is your favorite memory as an OT?   All of the many graduation parties, there's not a more bittersweet moment than when you realize that a child doesn't need you anymore!

What have learned working as a therapist that you didn't learn in college?  Real life does not exist in a textbook. Yes, school is important to build the fundamentals but it is through practice that you learn to put it all together. Just because a diagnosis or impairment typically means you will experience a certain limitation, it doesn't mean that you will or that you can't overcome it. And just because a certain intervention or strategy is suppose to work, it doesn't mean it's going to. Being a therapist sometimes means thinking outside the box!

What advice do you most often give to parents?   Trust your instincts. If your gut is telling you a certain situation is or is not a good fit for your child, you're probably right!

What is the funniest thing you've heard a child say?  Ms Dana, are you a vampire? (guess I forgot my makeup that day!!!!)

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Happy OT Month, Dana!

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