Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 10

Hey readers! 2. Weeks. Left. That is absolutely wild! These last 10 weeks have flown by, and I have learned so much. I am now at a full entry-level OT caseload (or close to it… Covid has caused some changes), and some days are definitely harder than others. This week I’ll share a few updates, and after my 12th week I will share a comprehensive post about what I’ve learned, the highs and lows, my self-care strategies, my final project, and whether I achieved my midterm goals. I also shared a Q&A box on my Instagram story, so be sure to check that out if you have any questions for me about fieldwork or OT school in general! I will answer those questions on my 12 week blog post, as well. Here’s what I’ve been up to this week:

10th Week Updates

This week I have been focusing on refining my interpretation and assessment skills, particularly when writing up an evaluation. I have been struggling with the interpretation piece, meaning being able to state objective data and then explain what that means in lay terms and how it impacts the child’s participation in ADLs or the family’s routine in the home and community. I am slowly improving, and I plan on really focusing on improving this skill in the evaluation that I will be writing up this weekend.

Now that my final weeks are quickly approaching, I have to complete my final project. (Note to self: don’t wait until week 10 to complete it next time…). Week 10 has been so busy with the increase in my caseload, so working on the final project keeps getting pushed aside. Now I have to basically start and finish it all this weekend… During my fall fieldwork, I will definitely try to have it completed or almost completed BEFORE week 10! I’ll share more about my final project in my 12 week blog post, but for now I will share that it will provide information/resources to families experiencing the struggle of at-home learning this fall!

That’s all for now, I’ve got to go work on my final project! Thanks for reading!

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