With a title like “The Anonymous OT”, I can guess that your expectations of the “About Me” section are pretty low…but allow me to explain myself.
The reason I’ve chosen to remain anonymous is to make this blog completely different from anything you’ve ever read. I want a way to discuss topics openly without fear of upsetting, offending, or unintentionally pressuring anyone that I directly work with, or have ever worked with in the past. I want to remain completely uninfluenced, to only offer the most candid advice from my own experiences, whether those have been good, bad, or indifferent.
With that said, you might be thinking, “why in the world should I listen to you in the first place?” Well, I applaud your skepticism. There is no looming reason why my opinions are better than anyone else’s. However, I will say that you should read on because I am willing to be completely frank and open about everything I’ve seen in my career. Or, you could always stick around to argue your own opinion. I always appreciate a good rebuttal. I should also stop at this point to remind you that all of the postings here are purely based on my general opinions and observations, and you should always consult a professional near you for individualized clinical advice for your child.
The important things to know are the following:
- I hold a Master’s degree in occupational therapy.
- I have been working with children with special needs since 2007.
- I have had experience working as an occupational therapist in home health, community, school, and clinic-based outpatient facilities.
I’ve learned a lot about occupational therapy through my practice, yet I can still recall what it felt like to be a new graduate ready to take on the world. Now I might just be ready to take on the blog world…