Graduate Education/Training : Training Programs

Occupational Therapy Training Program

Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to develop, recover or maintain the functional skills to perform the activities of daily living and working. An occupational therapist has been trained in anatomy, neurology, and psychology and applies this knowledge to intervention strategies with the goal that their patients will lead independent and satisfying lives. Pediatric occupational therapy is based in play as the natural media used by all children to develop the functional skills they will need as adults. The approach is family focuses with an emphasis on education and involvement from the family members as they interact with their child.

The Mailman Center for Child Development provides occupational therapy evaluations as part of the Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Services team. Occupational therapy is provided for children enrolled in the Mailman Center’s Debbie Institute as part of the Early Steps program for infants and toddlers.

Observation opportunities and clinical internships are available for students studying occupational therapy.

For additional information, please contact:

Douglene Jackson, PhD., OTR/L, LMT
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