Observational Experience In Occupational Therapy

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My observational experience at California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Unit was my first introduction to pediatrics in occupational therapy. Here, I was able to see some of the many ways occupational therapists can help children, adolescents and young adults. I observed OT’s visit classrooms and make recommendations for adapted seating. Also, I accompanied occupational therapists to playgrounds to help children and families find ways for a child to participate as much as possible during recess despite an injury, disability or illness. Observing sessions at the outpatient clinic I was informed more about sensory integration, electrical stimulation, and splinting and casting. Each month I helped occupational therapists with Activities
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