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- Sep 23, 2010
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um nevermind then.
I just asked how great I have to be with my hands in order to do well in OT. I'm not especially crafty, mechanical or anything like that. My characteristics are that I'm a people person, like to connect, like my work to have meaning, and enjoy seeing people improve but I'm worried that I have to be a super practical person to be a great therapist. I had 150 views and no responses so I ended up deleting my post.
I disagree completely. I have shadowed in almost every setting conceivable with every population you can think of and I don't think there was ever a place or time that didn't require you to be crafty or creative.
I just finished shadowing at a Rehab Center at a hospital and the OTs often did projects specifically tailored to the patient. If they were into nature, they made flower pots and planted things. If they liked to cook, they might make something in the kitchen. You can decide not to do these things but it will be noticeable and you will be bored.