Daily Archive for February 21st, 2012

Fieldwork Reflections

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.