Following are quotes from our students who recently returned from their Level II fieldwork experiences. The students were given the following themes upon which to base their quotes:
- You made a difference
- You engendered trust
- You communicated effectively
- You found role models
- You faced realities
Their quotes are as follows:
- I realized that the things I planned in sessions and ideas I sent home with parents was having a very real, direct, positive impact on a child’s occupations.
- It was amazing to be a part of something like that which seems so little but meant so much to her.
- She was capable of so many things, but helping her find ways to cope with the world around her was so difficult.
- He told me I made his weekend by helping him get closer to his goal of driving again.
- If it wasn’t a great day with a patient, I learned something from a co-worker or about a new diagnosis or a handy tip about how to transfer.
- She had a great personality and went above and beyond being client-centered.
- I was the first person to introduce a communication device and she was finally able to pick out her clothes, express her desires and pains, and communicate with her visitors. I will never forget when she looked me in the eyes and mouthed “thank you”.
- I learned a great deal about the danger of making assumptions about the cognitive ability and potential of people who do not communicate like others typically do.
- What I had planned did not go as planned, but I still needed to work on the skill with the supplies I had. I was able to adapt my activity and make it work!
- My supervisor stated that she completely trusted my knowledge and ability as a colleague.
- I felt so accomplished that I helped her make such progress!
- I spoke fluently about how the patient was progressing in therapy and the MD asked my opinion for discharge recommendations.
- She is set apart because she puts the client first, no matter what, and never stops learning.
- I was able to reflect and see that I really was ready.
- Her description of the loss of her meaningful occupations showed me that I am in the right field.
- I was able to effectively share my knowledge and realize how much I actually had.
- She would always be there when I needed help but really made me work for everything I learned.
- Being accepted by them, even as a student, is something I will always be thankful for and never forget.
A Big Thanks go to all our students for allowing us to share their feelings and experiences with our blog readers.