My name is Georgia I am 20-years old and I am disabled occupational therapy student.
I am in my last year of my studies to become an occupational therapist and throughout my time at university and I have some positive but challenging experiences. I always have and always will embrace my life with a disability however, at times it can be complicated and therefore I use my blog to make sense of the complicated times.
A little more detail…
Why Occupational Therapy?
I’ve received a lot of OT input from being born up until the age of 16 due to having cerebral palsy. My OT’s played a very significant role in my life and helped massively providing me with equipment that I still use daily. My latest OT input was when I went for a driving assessment at the age of 17, at the time of that assessment I knew that I wanted to become an OT but there was still that doubt that I was making the wrong choice. However, this assessment made me realise how diverse the profession was and that the was when I released the role for me.
I believe that the online community is a powerful place for disabled people to connect, share stories and provide a sense of belongingness for those who do not have anyone around them in a similar situation. As an occupational therapy student, I consider myself a people person and I am looking forward to working with people every day in my future job. However, I believe that virtual occupational therapy can be an alternative for people who cannot, or struggle leave the house. Not only this online groups can help provide a sense of community for those how are socially isolated.
So, who know where my journey will take me?
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I look forward to getting to know you.