With April being both National OT Month and Autism Awareness month, the link between OTs and Autism becomes more visible.
Here’s a video with one OT sharing his opinion on why he enjoys working with Autistic children.
Advance Magazine recently asked readers what made them decide to become an OT. Here are a few of their responses:
- “I wanted to give someone what an OT gave me…hope. (I have a son with PDD-NOS) Besides, I love to take off my shoes and play.” -Carol Marcantonio, OT
- “I liked the idea of “therapeutic use of self”. Now I have a creative outlet to share the joy.” -Barbara Magnatta
Click here to view the full story from Advance Magazine. What is your reason for choosing to become an OT? Do you have a favorite group that you enjoy working with?
Share with us here or on Facebook your reasons for becoming an OT!