Hi everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been gone for about a week. I really have no excuse now that I’m done with classes and coursework, although I have got a job until the 29th of June now, so that’s eating up my time.
I have some exciting news, or at least it is for me. As you may know, I did my dissertation on the use of virtual reality in addressing upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy. In a couple of weeks, I will be meeting a researcher who has focused on virtual reality interventions. This is because I will be helping a group of Japanese postgrad OT students carry out research in August while they’re here in the UK to see how OT works on this side of the globe. So not only am I excited about being a part of real research in my field of interest, I am also excited to be spending time with Japanese students and giving in to my nostalgia!
A few days ago, I was wondering how I was supposed to get into my little area of interest – the use of technology with children – and also wondering whether I would be better off as a researcher than a practitioner, and I’ve been handed this wonderful opportunity to try the role of researcher out in my field. Isn’t that funny?