Mr. Okumoku Jeremiah Akpobome
AC, Occupational Therapist
Why did you choose your profession?
As an altruistic individual passionate about helping others, I chose Occupational Therapy because this profession enables me to blend my hobby with work. It has given me the fulfillment and life satisfaction of helping other individuals achieve their goals, as I have conducted more than one thousand therapy sessions and improved the conditions of countless clients in various settings such as; hospitals, therapy centers, and mainstream schools.
What’s your favorite part about what you do?
My favorite part would be managing children with Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, improving their self-care skills, self-regulatory skills, and fine motor skill for handwriting. I am a result-oriented and passionate professional with a strong background in planning and imparting care plans based on individual patients’ needs; well-versed in establishing a treatment plan for patients and identifying activities/ specific goals to be accomplished; and adept at using observations, answers, and remedial history to assess the patient’s condition and needs
How has your IBCCES training/credential helped you in your career?
It has helped me see and manage each individual client in a holistic manner. While also reaffirming possible sensory strategies, for example, the training has equipped me with behavioral techniques to complement my therapy sessions while being proactive/supportive in the safety and care of clients.
How do you use/implement what you learned in the IBCCES certification training?
I have been able to advocate actively for individuals with Autism in my community and the world at large. I deliver a range of interventions aimed towards assessing and treating a person’s functional abilities, increasing awareness and knowledge of mental health conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder amongst others and how to manage them, helping them to gain a level of autonomy/independence.
I strive to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse and physically-challenged individuals and utilize their talents to increase the productivity of society as a whole. I also strive to devise and implement novel interventions to improve the lives of clients by providing personalized social care support as well as maximizing their potential and productivity.
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