Integrated Therapy Services
Batavia, New York
Why did you choose this fieldwork?
This is a peds fw that does home and school based care. Since I have always been interested in EI and children with disabilities, I thought I would give it a try.
Please indicate type of setting:
Please describe your living and commuting situation. (Was accomodation offered? Public transportation or parking offered? Please include price paid, location and conditions.)
no housing, transportation needed (to get to the site, my supervisor allowed me to ride with her in her car)
Describe types of conditions or diagnoses, as well as age ranges exposed to during this fieldwork.
3-12; autism, sturge webber, down syndrome, failure to thrive, unknown, hydrocephalus, dwarfism, cancer, rhetts, muscular dystrophy
What types of assessments and interventions were used?
What are your thoughts on the site's environment for the employees and students? (Please consider: organization, collaboration, mentoring, learning opportunities)
my supervisor was a wonderful mentor. i learned so much with her. you must remember that you will always be with someone (as they won't leave you alone in the homes), therefore, while there is independence, there is always someone there to help. this case load was very diverse, which was nice. a little unorganized - not for those who need everything in it's place at all times. teams collaborate, but not at a weekly meeting/set time.
Please comment on personality traits and/or preparation that would facilitate success at this site.
being able to work with all different types of families/homes; therapists work in different neighborhoods and you cannot be guaranteed that it will be nice/overly clean. an open mind and willingness to listen to parents and help children are needed.
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How many stars would you give your experience, from one to five?
Any lasting thoughts or advice?
just be open to different people and lifestyles. you can find out so much about people and their children just by not turning them away.
Review submitted August 5, 2010