Interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities is available to occupational therapy students. The purpose of this clinical training is to acquaint the student with the interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment and the role of the occupational therapist in a clinical setting.
- orientation to the roles of a variety of disciplines in occupational therapy
- selection, administration, and interpretation of appropriate tools used in assessment
- planning and implementing treatment strategies for the person with developmental disabilities
Fellowships are offered for long-term master's or doctoral level students. Short-term training of one-half day to one week is available for baccalaureate-level or master's level students. Workshops or lectures are available as the need arises. Consultation to community and state agencies is offered upon request.
Under the direct supervision of the BCDD occupational therapist, opportunities are provided for evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of people with various developmental disabilities. Participation in staff conferences, in-services, and interdisciplinary leadership courses provides a well-rounded experience.
Training experiences are available throughout the year. Training occurs within the BCDD and through training and service affiliations with community-based programs.
Who Can Apply
A limited number of stipends are available for graduate trainees. Applicants for stipends must be citizens of the United States or non-citizens admitted to the United States as permanent residents, with no other means of financial support.
For further information, contact the Chief of Occupational Therapy, BCDD, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 448-6511.