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ACOTE’s 2011 Standards describes the purpose of Level II experiences… to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.  Level II fieldwork must be integral to the program’s curriculum design and must include an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and research, administration, and management of occupational therapy services (ACOTE Standards, 2006).   

Texas Woman’s University’s Master of OT program supports the ACOTE purpose and Standards.  At TWU, the Level II experiences include a minimum of two 12 week full time experiences for comprehensive exposure to a variety of clients and learning experiences.  Students are placed in settings to foster diverse experience for preparation of a generalist.  All TWU OT students must complete at least one Level II FW in a physical disabilities setting. Optional elective fieldwork experiences are also possible in a setting with a specific client population of the student’s choice.

At TWU we attempt to align our fieldwork experiences with the AOTA preferred fieldwork dates for Level 2 rotations; however, we often must adjust it slightly to account for TWU December graduation dates.  This results in rotation dates that may be two or three weeks different than the AOTA rotation dates. 

The Level II fieldwork experiences are scheduled as follows. The course assigned is dependent on the students rotation assignment.  Each course is 12 credits per rotation.

Course

Description

OT 5916 & 5926

Adaptation to Physical Challenges in the Adult Years 1& 11

 OT 5936 & 5946

Adaptation to Psychosocial Challenges Across the Life Span1 & 11

OT 5956 & 5966

Adaptations to Physical or Psychological Challenges in Early Years 1 & 11

OT 5976 & 5986

Alternative Clinical Experience 1 & 11

Fieldwork 2 Resources

AOTA Link COE http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Educators/Fieldwork/LevelII/COE%20Guidelines%20for%20an%20Occupational%20Therapy%20Fieldwork%20Experience%20--%20Level%20II--Final.pdf

AOTA Statement: Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education: Value & Purpose  (available to AOTA members )http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2545292&_ga=1.140030325.779420117.1462742151

AOTA Fieldwork Supervision & States’ Continuing Competence Requirements http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Supervisor/States.aspx

AOTA Link Sample Midterm Feedback Form  - If you choose to use this form, please be sure to adjust school/site name at top (versus WashU) http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Educators/Fieldwork/LevelII/level2midfd.pdf

AOTA Link Sample Weekly Review  If you choose to use this form, please be sure to adjust school/site name at top (versus WashU)  http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Educators/Fieldwork/LevelII/level2weekrev.pdf

AOTA Sample Objective forms http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Educators/Fieldwork/LevelII/level2fieldobj.pdf

AOTA Excellence in Fieldwork http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Supervisor/Excellence.aspx

AOTA HIPPA Guidelines for Fieldwork http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Supervisor/HIPAA.aspx

TBOTE Continuing Education – Fieldwork  http://www.ptot.texas.gov/page/ot-acts-and-rules

NBCOT Continuing Education – Fieldwork http://www.nbcot.org/chart

Examples of Objectives

Physical Disabilities

These examples of site-specific student intern objectives are from fieldwork settings used by TWU. Examples are used with the site's permission and include objectives from acute, inpatient, outpatient, and rehab settings.

Pediatrics

This includes clinics, as well as school settings.

Psychiatric

Hand Therapy

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