Our OTA Open House
Life is busy this spring and since it was, our class was alittle behind when it came to OT month, but better late than never. This past week, my classmates and I hosted an OTA open house. We did are best to represent as many aspects of OT as possible. We had mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics, and specialty areas tables providing a variety of information. We also had kitchen, bathroom and bedroom stations to showcase adaptive equipment, compensatory strategies and safety in those areas. We all worked very hard on our open house and it paid off. We had over 80 visitors which is huge for our small school. It was a wonderful experience getting show off what OTAs can do and just educating people about occupational therapy in general. It was great to have students from other programs including nursing come visit because they wanted to know what it is that OT practitioners do. I think we provided a great deal of exposure just within our small community. The greatest thing I took from this experience is confidence and awareness of my own knowledge. I will admit that at this point in the term and even the program, I still feel like I know nothing. However, when visitors asked questions and I was able to confidently answer them, I realized that I do know something! It was a great experience.