Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Contest to Celebrate Our Successes!

The have been days in my job where I have felt discouraged. Sometimes progress can be so slow that it is hard to see. We also work in a field where it is common to take one step forward and two steps back.

I have found it helpful to keep a file of my great success stories, so that I can review them on the discouraging days. Often, looking through them is enough to restore my hope, so I can move on to other days when my clients have new successes.

I would love to create a post that is one big success file from many different people working teaching daily living skills. This is where I need your help.

Send me your success stories - the ones that keep you going on bad days. The one that moves me the most (and probably makes me cry in a good way) will receive a free copy of the book I just reviewed, The Recycling Occupational Therapist: Hundreds of Simple Therapy Materials You can Make. You do not have to be an OT to enjoy this book, and you also do not have to be an OT to enter the contest.

Your success story must be related to teaching daily living skills.
Anyone who works teaching daily living skills can enter. This includes people in healthcare, teachers, and parents. Just send me a link to a post, or else send me a document that I can post. I will mention your name and your blog (if applicable), provide a brief description of the story, and provide a link. It will be very similar to the World OT Day Blog Carnival I just hosted, except that you do not need to be an OT, and you do not need to have a blog to enter.

You can contact me through my contact page, or direct message me on Twitter (@dailyskills) or on facebook. While you're there, I would love to trade follows, likes, etc.

Submissions are due November 27th, and I will post it on November 29th.

Update: Please keep confidentiality in mind, and do not provide any personal information about clients that would make them identifiable. If you are a parent, only provide what you are comfortable sharing with the world.

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