Saturday 31 January 2015

Week 19: PP1.4

Key Term: Trust Yourself. You know more than you think you do!

[PP1 Week 4]

Second last week of my placement in community paediatrics... And I'm actually starting to 'get it'. You know when things begin to click into place and you feel like you actually have a little bit more of an idea of what to do in situations. 

Being on placement is just like starting a new job but just when you start to get the hang of it, your placement is ending. 

Scissor Skills Templates

Week 4 has been a good and varied week for me including a couple of treatment sessions in mainstream schools, an early years treatment session and a couple of seating reviews. I'm glad to be able to get involved in the OT process and managing to help with the paperwork too, which is really helping to improve my confidence in my abilities to be able to become an OT. 

[Being a 'real' student]

Getting old in student halls this week equalled a birthday meal out with a few of the girls from uni that were around the same area for placement. I was a feeling a little homesick, having to spend my birthday away from home and my other half, but thankfully the wonderful ladies helped to cheer me up by eating Italian food and having a good old laugh. It has really amazed my the great friends I've made on the course so far. 

[And results are in...]

Celebrating with friends 

This week also included results from our first assignment and I'm very thankful to say I have passed... Its fair to say over the first term I questioned a few times if choosing the MSc was the right decision for me. Being able to pass this assignment has confirmed to me that I am capable of studying at masters level, and hopefully will help me to believe in my abilities more.
Now I just need to tackle assignment number two...

For more insight into my journey to become an occupational therapist; follow me on twitter: @OTontheTracks

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