Occupational Therapy Practicum Placement

The Occupational Therapy practicum student's role is to provide quality care to clients receiving occupational therapy services. This position reports directly to the Licensed Occupational Therapist.


  • Provide direct treatment to occupational therapy clients either individually or in groups using a family-centered approach with emphasis on developing home and community-living routines to improve the family's quality of life.
  • Regularly review assessment findings and initial treatment plan with the OTR prior to implementing direct treatment for a client.
  • Collaborate with the OTR on specific treatment strategies, environmental modifications, and home program design for clients.
  • Generate creative therapeutic activities to address the functional goals and objectives outlined by the OTR.
  • Continually grade the activities up or down within treatment sessions in order to provide the "just right" fit for clients depending on their needs.
  • Participate in regular supervisory observations and meetings to ensure treatment methods are effective.
  • Monitor each client's progress in direct treatment sessions and record findings for the OTR's review after every session.
  • Communicate effectively with the OTR and other providers in both written and verbal communications.
  • Provide feedback to the OTR and administrative staff concerning programmatic issues, necessary equipment, or other systems or procedural processes.
  • Document supervision sessions as required by state law.
  • Maintain licensure and credentials as required by state law.


The Occupational Therapy Practicum Student will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Pursing a Master's in Occupational Therapy.
  • Minimum G.P.A of 3.0
  • Experience working with children with disabilities.

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