I am an occupational therapist
So, here I am at Red Robin HQ (does that make it the Robin's Nest?), writing my first blog, and apparently stating the obvious. To explain, November 6-12 2017 is OT week, and these words are this year's theme. The challenge is for each OT to introduce themselves to those they work with, and highlight the unique benefits of the profession. Who wouldn't blog about that?!
I've been an OT for nearly 24 years, and have worked with children for 23 of those. To be honest, I didn't intend to work with children, but had poorly researched a job I applied for (I got better at research as the years went on - I even got a Master's degree in it, but that's by the way). Anyway, one unexpected school for children with learning disabilities later, and a lifelong passion for paediatrics was born. The rest, as they say, is history..
Would I change being an OT?
Absolutely not. I decided I wanted to be an OT when I was 17, and I haven't looked back once!
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Clare is an occupational therapist, a lifter of weights, a grandmother, a lover of dogs, pygmy goats, donkey, chickens and, of course, robins.