Occupational Therapy Bsc (Hons) Degree

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Task 1 1.1 Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) degree I have chosen this course as I am interested in continuing to develop my work over the past number years which have involved practicing an evidence-based, autonomous approach. This course will also equip me with a variety of skills attractive to a wide range of employers. It has been said that an: “OT can really help people live their lives to the full.” (Belinda Kipping, Occupational therapist) This occupation gives healthcare professionals the ability to be creative in the workplace. Occupational therapists are employed in a wide range of areas including hospitals, community health centres, home care services, aged care facilities, schools, and private practice. They work with and around people during their life from infancy to old age. Occupational Therapists are also able to specialise in Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Work Rehabilitation and many more which is something that other healthcare professionals are unable to do. The job itself involves working with people both in regards to physical and mental development and organising and enabling those service users who need help in managing daily tasks. An example of this would be Jason aged 10 who had an accident on his bike and ended up with a brain injury. Doctors referred him to Occupational therapist to improve some of his cognitive skills as well as comprehension skills, and coordination. Jason’s parent’s didn’t have much thrust in OT work at first and felt that this sort of expertise is more for adults then children. But after observing Jason in activities programmed from his OT and seeing the benefits and improvements they felt much more positive about their sons’ recovery. Another recent example that I have found regarding the importance and necessity of the occupational therapists role is the article “OT helps develop Paralympic
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