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.