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.