There are a lot of people who want to recover from their illness that they experience in their daily lives. When we see people who have disabilities in their body, we pity them because there are only few people who experience those kinds of disabilities. But there are also people who help them recover from the impairments of their body such as occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and many more.
Occupational therapy assistants are the helpers of occupational therapists. This person is the one who provides rehabilitative services to those people who has mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. This assistant helps the patients undergo rehabilitative exercises and activities in a treatment plan developed in collaboration with an occupational therapist.
To be an occupational therapy assistant you should have an associate degree that is related to health, science, crafts, and typing. Experiences in hospitals or summer camps are also useful. In most states Occupational Therapy Assistants must be licensed, certified, or registered.
Having this kind of profession is actually fun. You should be a concrete thinker and a hard worker. You need to be so humble to your patients because you will find yourself like taking care of children. An occupational therapy assistant also should be playful.
This job is really good. It’s good to see a person who has a disability and become independent to his surroundings after you teach them. It is really a rewarding profession.
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