A Grateful Farewell
This will be my last post as your blogger for A Pediatric Perspective. It has been my great privilege and pleasure to be a part of the advance team of professionals and hopefully share relevant content with my peers. My goal was to inform, inspire, share and discuss current topics and trends in peds OT. I so hope I did accomplish these objectives in my brief tenure. Our role as peds therapists remains important and influential (according to a 2012 NBCOT survey, School System and Pediatrics were the #1 and #2 spots for OTR practice (at 21% and 16% respectively).
It seems fitting that the current edition of AJOT (July/August 2013) is devoted to topics and research on Early Intervention/Early Childhood and there is an AOTA sponsored specialty conference on School System Practice occurring later this next week in Minneapolis. I chose peds right out of OT school and have happily practiced in this arena for most of my professional career. Over the years I have always said it’s not what I teach the children, it’s what they have taught me! Each of you has an impact as well on the schools, families and communities you serve. Remember to take time now and then to acknowledge your influence.
Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child with special needs and my very best wishes for continued success!