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Diana Phua


What makes you want to become an occupational therapist?

I’m always inspired and touched by people who contribute so much by serving the community. Being an occupational therapist gives me the privilege to help children with special needs and their families, and to make a difference in their lives.


Being an occupational therapist is fulfilling when I see a child improve and develop through intervention. Seeing them being able to enjoy and do the tasks that were challenging for them in the past gives me a sense of satisfaction. In the process of working with the child and family, I in turn, also learn so much from them about appreciating the many things in life.

In your years in occupational therapy, what have you learnt most?

Increasing knowledge and skills have always been part of the learning journey. Apart from that, I felt in particular which was important to me, was to appreciate the partnership between the child, parents and therapist through the whole process of the intervention. Seeing parents being involved during intervention and achieving positive outcomes do outline that parents have a very important role in the development of the child.

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