I’ve been at Skybound almost 5 months now and it feels as though I’m beginning to have my feet under the table. Its been great getting to know the team and meeting so many of Skybounds families and teams.
As well as finding my feet here’s what’s been happening alongside the day to day clinical work.
We’ve introduced a few standardized assessments. For children these are suitable for, they will allow us to measure baseline skills and compare them in the future as well as giving us evidence as to the worth of OT. Have you been asked to fill in a PEDI Cat yet? What did you make of it?
We’ve tweaked the O.T. questionnaire and implemented it into the intensive weeks, this allows me to get an idea of where to lead assessments and goals for us to think about.
I’ve changed the formats slightly of reports and programmes so that they fit with a functional model of practice. I’d be keen to hear what families think of these and I’m always keen to know if something would work better for you.
We’ve applied for some of our staff to train with Pembrokeshire college to gain a diploma in O.T. support worker. This is really exciting and I really look forward to working alongside them to gain their qualification and talking more about the O.T. models of practice.
Lots of work has gone in to our new website which is looking fab.
We’ve had an O.T. student visit and and NHS O.T. come and see what we do: this is great. I’m always keen to work alongside other O.T.s as we can all work so differently its great to get ideas from other peoples ‘toolkits’ and hopefully impart some inspiration their way too!
In amongst this I seem to have eaten a good amount of cake!
I’m currently working just over a day a week which can make me feel a bit inaccessible, sorry if this has been a challenge, but my time with Skybound will be increasing in September to two days a week with my working days being Monday and Wednesday. I’m really looking forward to getting out and about in homes and schools again.