Child's Play Occupational Therapy
Owego, New York
Why did you choose this fieldwork?
I chose this FW site because I love kids and I really wanted an EI experience close to home.
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Please describe your living and commuting situation. (Was accomodation offered? Public transportation or parking offered? Please include price paid, location and conditions.)
It was close to school so I had half an hour commute to the clinic and a 5-10 if I was in Ithaca for the day or up to 1:15 if I had to drive down to vestal. The driving sucked but it was totally worth it because the therapists are so knowledgeable, nice and really open to students questions.
Describe types of conditions or diagnoses, as well as age ranges exposed to during this fieldwork.
I mostly dealt with SI clients
What types of assessments and interventions were used?
Peabody, Sensory Profile
What are your thoughts on the site's environment for the employees and students? (Please consider: organization, collaboration, mentoring, learning opportunities)
Loved it! Such a great environment for someone to learn at their own pace. Worked a lot with SLPs and PTs in the area.
Please comment on personality traits and/or preparation that would facilitate success at this site.
You need to be open and friendly with everyone you interact with. Parents are very upset that their child is not developing typically and can often take their frustration out on you and you can't take it personally.
While in the area, don't miss ...
Hiking in the beautiful gorges
How many stars would you give your experience, from one to five?
Review submitted March 26, 2011