Working around individuals' strengths and weaknesses to get to where they want to be.
First, I will check my patient schedule for unfamiliar patients and whether I have to do a patient evaluation. I will briefly read charts of unfamiliar patients and check out whether the patient has physical therapy treatment on the day. Then, I will prioritize my day with evaluations first, then short term care patients, then long term care patients. Before end of day, I will note what patients did and complete necessary documentations due that day.
Strong interpersonal skills, team player, strong time management skills, being able to think on your feet, physically able to help transfer patients, protect patients' privacy, strong professionalism behavior, designing client-centered treatment plans, having a good sense of what patients are capable of upon first encounter, and being mindful of patients' physical and mental limitations during treatment.
Here's the first step for professionals
Make sure you take the GRE and if you took it, make sure it is within the time period of what the Occupational Therapy program requires. Also, make sure you complete your prerequisite courses that the programs you apply for requires. Next, make sure you find a pediatrics clinic, hospital, convalescent home, or school district where you can get your required volunteer hours. Finally, make sure you have people who can write recommendation letters for you handy.
"You are in OT school of all places. How in the world do you think you are autistic?"