Wan Feng Min
HAND IN HAND
What makes you want to become an occupational therapist?
Being engaged (be it at work, self-care or play) gives meaning to a person’s life. As an occupational therapist, it is an honour to be able to support and/ or facilitate someone in living their life to the fullest.
The most fulfilling thing about being a pediatric occupational therapist is watching the children that I work with grow and taking small steps towards living more functional and meaningful lives.
Over the years I have come to understand when LESS is MORE’.
“To do less, we can focus on doing it well, being more deliberate and be more present.”
~ Lori Deschene
To listen to others, I need to speak less;
To be understood by others, I should keep things simple;
For kids to achieve more, I need to instruct less and give them more room to strive for themselves.
One other thing that I have learnt is the importance of collaboration.
No matter how well and how great the child performs during the session, all will be for naught if the therapist and the family of the child are not on the same page. Therefore, as important as working with the child during the session, helping parents understand our work and their role in this therapeutic journey is paramount too.