I spent one week in the outpatient children's clinic observing occupational therapists work with children with diagnosis such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and developmentally delayed. The other week I shadowed an occupational therapist in the rehabilitation hospital in-patient unit of Casa Colina. The diagnosis in this unit ranged from stoke, crush injuries, heart attacks, viral and autoimmune diseases.
This Field Period was unique because of the diversity of treatment setting and diagnosis that were present at this site. Casa Colina is one of the leading therapy settings in the country and it was fascinating to learn from their expertise.
Lacey Lown ’11Unified Early Childhood/Special Education
Field Period Site
Hornell Children's Home
Field Period Location
Infant Room Assistant
My major duties and responsibilities included ensuring the health and safety of the children, and putting them down for naps.
The best aspects of this Field Period were when I was able to see that I had made a connection with some children, and when I got to see some children reach some very important developmental milestones.