The Glamorous Life Of A First-Year Pediatric OT

My first year of OT practice (in the dark ages….before Beyoncé was famous) was a trial by fire:

One Thing’s For Sure: Pediatric Therapy Is Not For Wusses

I spent a lot of time feeling like a failure and a fraud. I fantasized about giving up therapy every. single. day.

But, because student loans don’t pay themselves, I had to make it work. That’s when I became a continuing education fanatic.

Ironically, I probably could have paid off my student loans with the amount of money I spent on continuing education back then.

Courses were so far away, incredibly expensive, and, more often than not, required unpaid time off from work (I had  2 weeks per year of PTO, ya’ll…that basically equals zero PTO when you have E. coli in your Play-Doh).

Online courses changed all that, thank goodness.

But…

Even though continuing education courses are cheaper and more convenient these days, they aren’t necessarily more helpful.

How many times have you finished an online course and thought, “Those strategies would never work in a million years with the kids I treat.

Or, “How the heck do you even implement that?”

Or, “That was a complete waste of my time.

There’s lots of room for improvement.

I have real-world therapy questions, and so do you.

pediatricOTcourses.com is on a mission to answer those questions.

We want to help you bust through obstacles and give you the best ideas for pediatric therapy, business, and life. It’s time to focus on YOUR potential for a change.

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Ashley King, MSR, OTR/L
Founding Editor,  pediatricOTCourses.com