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James Stewart OCCT 508 September 27, 2012 Professional Development Plan Personal Goals 1.

In order to maintain balance in my life, I will take a half hour each day to read the scriptures and meditate. 2. In order to decrease stress, I will read a book for enjoyment that is not related to school before the start of Summer 2013. 1. In order to become financially independent, my family and I will create a monthly budget plan that will allow us to live within our means and without outside assistance once I obtain my first job. 2. In order to increase our family, my wife and I will become pregnant again after I graduate from school. 1. In order to help my children develop in a protective and enriching environment, my family and I will buy and move into a house within three years after graduating. 2. In order to teach my children good values, my family and I will hold a weekly family home evening with all three of our children. 1. In order to become financially stable, my family and I will pay off all school acquired debt within eight years of graduating. 2. In order to complete our family, my wife and I will have given birth to at least three more children before she turns 38 years old. Career Goals 1. In order make the decision to specialize in sensory integration, I will explore specialization areas of OT, specifically focusing on sensory integration. 2. In order to prepare myself to become a practicing OTR, I will create and keep updated an Ideas List which will have ideas from all my classes and volunteer work on how to work with specific populations, dysfunctions, disorders, disabilities, etc. 1. In order to obtain a job after graduation, I will maintain a professional working relationship with other professionals I have come in connect with during fieldworks and volunteer opportunities. 2. In order to become more familiar with sensory integration, I will learn more about it by studying

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James Stewart OCCT 508 September 27, 2012 the AJOT, AOTA magazines, and learning from other OTRs who are specialists in the area. 1. In order to fulfill NBCOT and state certification requirements, I will recertify my OT license three years after passing the NBCOT by completing the necessary CEUs. 2. In order to provide for my family, I will gain and maintain a full-time job that provides good health benefits and supports my family within three years after graduation. 1. In order to gain my ultimate career goal, I will become specialized in sensory integration within eight years after graduation. 2. In order to education other professionals in related fields, I will present at a conference about sensory integration within one year after specializing in it. Educational Goals 1. In order to further my education, I will finish my first year of the OT program with nothing less than a B in all my classes. 2. In order to prepare for the NBCOT exam, I will review the PowerPoints and notes of each semester at the end of the semester. 1. In order to become an OTR, I will graduate from the OT program at Touro University Nevada and pass the NBCOT exam on the first attempt. 2. In order to help me apply my education to reallife practice, I will listen to the AOTA Live Chat for New Practitioners and discuss it with seasoned practitioners. 1. In order to stay up-to-date on current practice, I will read each issue of the AJOT and special interest magazine for the next five years. 2. In order to advocate for OT, I will stay informed on current political healthcare issues for the next presidential election. 1. In order to improve my personal OT practice, I will attend at least one AOTA conference and at least one state conference as an OTR. 2. In order to improve my personal OT practice, I will apply at least one newly researched technique that I have learned through CEUs. Recreational/Leisure Goals 1. In order to fill my time productively for when school ends, I will explore different hobbies and

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James Stewart OCCT 508 September 27, 2012 interests that will fill my old study time and provide me life satisfaction. 2. In order to become involved in school activities, I will try out for and play on the school basketball team. 1. In order to fill my time productively, I will start doing at least one hobby that I discovered during my exploration period. 2. In order to improve my health and decrease stress, I will participate on a city sports team within one year after graduation. 1. In order to get away from the everyday, I will go on at least one family vacation a year for the next five years. 2. In order to become involved in the community, I will coach the first sports team that my daughter participates on. 1. In order to fulfill one of my lifelong goals, I will play the trumpet with a community band within the next ten years. 2. In order to create family togetherness, I will compile a family history book about my ancestors and make it available for my family members to obtain within the next ten years.

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