I think I worked about 50 hours/week during my fieldwork placement, plus fieldwork assignments and my research project. It bites, but when people are paid on salary, they often stick around longer than their students would like!
NYU Grad has left a new comment on your post “Week 3, Day 1, Pediatric Level II Fieldwork Placem…”:
The majority of my class want to go into peds, giving the general justification “you get to plop on the floor and play with kids all day.” I'm interested in early intervention part-time, only because I don't think I have the energy level to be “upbeat” all day long. lol
Have you noticed burn-out yet?
People who say you plop on a floor and play with kids all day have no idea what they are talking about!
Working with kids DOES require energy!
I haven't noticed burn-out but it does exist just like anywhere else 🙂
Pay no attention to the anonymous Jack*%$! He's a coward who has nothing better to do than criticize someone who is trying to help others students.
He needs a beat down followed by OT intervention to restore him to full jack#@^edness!
Mind Body Shop has left a new comment on your post “Week 3, Day 2, Pediatric Fieldwork, my first day o…”:
Nothing is more important than the person inside. Therapy exits for the person inside; it has no other purpose.
AMEN MIND BODY 🙂
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