FOTA Conference Award
At the annual Florida Occupational Therapy Association Conference, our program and the Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium awarded Shanika Davis from Brooks Rehabilitation with a Fieldwork Educator of the Year award. Shanika was recognized for her dedication, commitment, and service to Occupational Therapy fieldwork education. Congratulations Shanika!
The Level I experiences will be during the Spring semester and Fall semesters in years one (1) and two (2) of the program. The purpose of Level I Fieldwork is to provide each student with an exposure to the healthcare field and to enrich their didactic coursework through direct observation and selected participation in various aspects of the therapy process (AOTA.org, 2017). Through this experience, students can increase their comfort level with relating to clients of various backgrounds and abilities (AOTA.org, 2017). Fieldwork experiences will be in traditional and nontraditional settings. The three (3) Level I Fieldwork rotations are full-time for one (1) week each.
The Level II experiences are comprised of two twelve (12) week sessions occurring during the Summer and Fall semesters of a student’s final year of study. The purpose of Level II Fieldwork is to “develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists” (AOTA.org, 2017).