Current or Past College Students
Posted by BriB_OTS on 7/23/2009 at 1:37 PM
Hi. I'm an Occupational Therapy grad student in California working on a research study about college students with visual impairments. If you have had a visual impairment since at least your last year in high school, are between the ages of 18 and 35, have attended at least one semester or quarter of college, and are interested in completing a 24 question survey for research, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions are also welcome. Thanks a bunch!!!
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Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/23/2009 at 3:44 PM
I'm 16, and going in to 11th grade. What are you going to do for an occupational therapist? I live in California, and used to have that kind of therapist because I have eating issues.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by BriB_OTS on 7/23/2009 at 4:40 PM
Hi there. Occupational therapists work with a wide variety of people (children through the elderly) with varying disabilities and needs. OTs help these people achieve higher levels of functioning and independence as well as increase/improve their quality of life through education, resource awareness, skill development, and, most importantly, engagement in occupations.
Currently, the research study I am working on deals with the challenges current or past college students with visual impairments face. As an occupational therapy student, I hope that this research will provide insight on the challenges faced so that occupational therapists can properly assist college students with visual impairments to successfully complete a college education.
If you know anyone who meets the criteria listed above, please let them know about this research and survey they can complete!
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/24/2009 at 4:13 AM
That is so cool. My name is Sarah, and I have ROP. Whn I was born, I only weight 1 pound, 4 ounces, and my occupational therapist said that my eating issues have to do with me being born 4 months early.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by BriB_OTS on 7/24/2009 at 7:06 PM
Wow, Sarah. That's pretty amazing. Feeding in OT is a specialized and advanced area of practice. Being as though I am a student, I haven't had much experience with feeding. I have, however, learned some of the basics. It's a great area.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/24/2009 at 11:57 PM
It was really embarrassinj whn I had to do it, because I had to do it at school.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by BriB_OTS on 7/25/2009 at 1:30 PM
Yeah... unfortunately embarassment when getting therapy in school is pretty common. I spent some time with a school based OT and I could definitely tell that some of the students felt singled out. I wish there was a better way of going about it. Did you at least have good results?
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/25/2009 at 3:09 PM
No, nothing good came out of it. I still have eating issues. The therapy just made it worse because my therapist force fed me.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by BriB_OTS on 7/26/2009 at 11:04 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. It's so disappointing for me to hear about negative OT experiences. I really wish it would have been different for you. OT can really be a blessing... but in reality, it all comes down to the therapist. If you have a bad therapist, you'll have bad results. I know a phenomenal OT who specializes in feeding. It would have been great for you to have worked with someone like her.
Re:Current or Past College StudentsPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/26/2009 at 11:02 PM
I wish I could have worked with her.
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