I probably won't post again till next week so I'll write this now... My OT blog is officially a year old! and what a year it has been... graduating college, applying for grad schools, stressing over interviews, getting accepted and finally getting started. It's been an awesome trip so far and at this time next year I'll be in my Level I fieldwork rotations... it's crazy. ;)
One month down, only two more to go. This is going insanely fast. A little too fast... I have so much to do and not enough time. I'm still overwhelmed but I don't think that that aspect will ever change, so I've learned to just deal with it. ; )
My class is becoming more cohesive and that is really awesome. We're starting to make plans to get together outside of the classroom. It's really incredible how you can become so comfortable with people in such a short period of time... I never thought that would happen.
We're diving into the OTPF now (uh, save me Karen!)
I had my first exam in Foundations of Motor Performance and it went great. We were tested on the cranial nerves (which I thought I would NEVER be able to memorize last year when I took anatomy...), sensory pathways like the DCML, axis of movement, and tons of other stuff that I'm bound to forget soon.... :/
This upcoming week I have to run a warm-up activity for my practice skills class on group dynamics. The activity I'm going to run is called "Two Truths and a Lie". Everyone will get an index card and will write 2 true facts about themselves and one false fact and the class will guess which one was the lie. I figured it's a good way for us to learn some unique things about each other, and in a therapeutic setting it's a great method of self-disclosure and opening up to the group. So we'll see how that works out!
I also have an exam in Science of Occupation, and an exam in Physical Clinical Conditions, as well as a quiz in Psychosocial Clinical Conditions this week. Yikes.
On Saturday's I assist with a program for children with autism and that's been pretty cool so far since it's my first experience with autism. On Sunday's I work at the rehab hospital. I'm also a member of SOTA so that includes some extra activities. Even with all this craziness I still manage to find a little time to enjoy my 'other' life (non-OTS-related), though not nearly enough! I've still been able to get to the gym about 4 times a week and I've been taking guitar lessons one night a week... trying to keep 'balanced'. ; ) oh and sometimes I sleep.... ;)
till next time....