What makes a “good” Occupational Therapist?
Occupational Therapy is based on “Frames of Reference” models and research, which is constantly evolving. A “good” OT seeks out opportunities for learning throughout their career and considers various approaches or intervention models for each child, based on the individual circumstances. Professional experience is critical to gain expertise in detailed activity analysis into a task’s individual components and sequential order, to purposefully target a specific skill during therapeutic activities while the child stays engaged at the “just right” challenge. A “good” OT inherently follows best practices guidelines and a stringent code of professional and ethical conduct.
- Could we propose training for an Occupational Therapy Assistant because that individual could later add to their training to become an Occupational Therapist?
- What is the difference between an occupational therapist entry-level degree program and a postprofessional-level degree program?
- Who should become an Occupational Therapist?