Students will complete a one week fieldwork experience at a facility that focuses on motor, sensory, and neuromotor factors. This reinforces the concepts learned in Interventions IA, Interventions IB, and Critical Inquiry.
Fieldwork IB course will integrate information learned in OT courses through field and classroom experiences. FW
IB will focus on analyzing the psychosocial, cognitive, and spiritual factors of clients using the OT process in class
and field experiences. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and synthesize their experiences emphasizing
how psychosocial, cognitive, and spiritual factors impact occupational performance and participation across the
lifespan. Through fieldwork and classroom experiences, students will learn to develop positive professional works
skills and behaviors, exhibit ethical integrity, identify the roles of occupational therapists, and understand the
occupational therapy process emphasizing person, environment, and occupational performance factors. Fieldwork
is a Pass/Fail Course and you must pass this course in order to progress through the OT program.
Students will reflect on their one week experience and provide typed responses the numbered items. Journals should be typed, double spaced and no longer than 3 pages. Students should not disclose any PHI and maintain confidentiality throughout entire journal.
During the one week rotation students should be able to practice documentation as often as possible. Please provide feedback on their note writing. A signed documentation sheet is to be returned to SAU at end of rotation with a supervisor signature indicating student completed at least 3 notes during the 1 week experience.
This course will support students in understanding the critical dynamic between client and environment factors through field experiences in a variety of settings. This course also prepares students for successful Level II FW experiences as well as their experiential component. Through reflection and processing students will develop professional goals and expectations to aid in successful completion of Level II experiences and future employment.
Student Evaluation of Fieldwork Experience is a form completed by the student during their 12 week rotation. Students are able to document information regarding pace, diagnoses, assessments and treatments utilized.
SEFWE is a required Level II document to be completed by the student and signed by both student and FW educator at the end of the FW rotation. Information from the SEFWE is used for St. Ambrose's program assessment and to place future students at sites ensuring a good student to site match.