Occupational Therapy?

I notice many of my visitors to this site are interested to know about occupational therapy. This is a promise that I will get around to developing this page. Seeing it every time I enter the site will I hope prompt me to find the time to develop it.

Meanwhile, (I’m biased) my view is that occupational therapy is a career with huge possibilities, great opportunities to work with others making a difference in today’s world, every day is a little different from the last.


6 responses to “Occupational Therapy?

  1. Hello!

    I’m from the UK and just about to start an MA in Occupational Therapy. Feeling a bit apprehensive – I’ve quit a perfectly good job and I am moving to another city to do this – but I’ve thought about doing OT for years and I think this is the right decision!

    Love the blog, really interesting and helpful to see how other people get on with the career.

    May consider starting own OT Student blog!


  2. occupationaltherapyotago

    Hi Jemma
    It sounds like your life is going to be exciting for the next little while. It is a big decision and I admire you for being willing to follow your dream. I don’t think you will regret it, you have probably done the hardest bit – making the decision to have a new career. In my experience mature students who have made a conscious decision to change their lives do really well in occupational therapy. Enjoy, and I will look forward to seeing a blog by you!!

    I never thought I would stick to blogging but it is interesting to talk with others from around the world. By writing about issues it helps you think them though and often you get a good piece of advise/or wisdom from those who drop in to read.

    Enjoy your course.

  3. Hello!

    Given the ever growing need for Occupational Therapists, I put together an article with a list of financial aid options for those hoping to enter the field. If you wouldn’t mind, could you share my article with your readers?

    Here’s the post:


    Many thanks!

    Hi Richard The world is a small place – It makes me smile to think that you are wanting a New Zealand Blog to link American students into possible scholarships. But you are right lots of Americians by my blog statistices do read this blog!. I must think about a list of similar for New Zealand students. I also think it is important to encourage students to consider applying for scholarships to help them through training.


  4. As an American OT student I would love the opportunity to travel the world and see other nations perspectives on OT and community. As therapist we can never learn too much and the more we know the better suited we are to interact and serve out patients.

  5. Hey!
    I am an Occupational Therapy student in South Africa. I am going into my 3rd year of studies and am also very interested in linking sustainability with Occupational Therapy in my job one day… I am thinking of doing my thesis on it… Let me know what developments you come across and I’ll do the same for you!

  6. occupationaltherapyotago

    Hi Sarah
    Lovely to hear from you. I think the link between occupational therapy and sustainability is an important area to explore. I like the ethics associated with permaculture – (see that post) and really feel the synchonicity with occ. therapy. I do see principles of sustainability being used with people with chronic disability however this seems to be concerntrated more on recycling, linking recycling and craft and use of gardening. It would be useful to have people such as yourself exploring what we are doing and what we could be doing. There was a blog looking at this that I posted on recently I will have to find it and add the link. I will look forward to hearing what you do and yes do keep in touch.

    A final thought these days peer led groups are gaining in strenght and are being given a lot of credibility. Therefore if you are going to be looking at sustainability, start now by ensuring sustainability and the prinicples of sustainability are part of your life that way you can talk and lead from a vantage point of understanding and having worked though some of the issues associated with it.

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