The OT fellowship functions within the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. The LEND program promotes leadership, research skills, and clinical expertise in graduate level health care professionals who intend to devote their careers to working with children, youth, and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. A mentored research project is a required part of the experience. The OT fellow will be involved in study design, implementation of research project, and presentation of research project in May of the fellowship year.
The clinical experience is anchored in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) outpatient clinics. The OT fellow will participate in interdisciplinary child development, neurodevelopment, autism, spina bifida, feeding, and lifespan transition clinics. The OT fellow will become an expert in providing client-centered care focused on improving participation in meaningful occupations in the home, school, and community. Quality of life and transition to new environments (i.e. home to school, school to work, etc.) will be a special focus of this fellowship.
This is a full-time position that will last for one year. At least 40% of the experience will be mentored practice.
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