Level I

OTH 384

A five session clinical rotation in a physical disabilities/ developmental setting. OT staff must be present. Fieldwork meetings will be held as needed throughout the semester to discuss any relevant fieldwork situations. Instruction occurs through observation and hands on experience.

OTH 387

A ten session (traditionally attended once-a-week, two weeks, or combination of both) clinical rotation in a physical disabilities/ developmental setting. May also be completed in sites working fulltime hours over 4 days per week for a total of 8 sessions. OT staff must be present. Fieldwork meetings will be held as needed throughout the semester to discuss any relevant fieldwork situations. Instruction occurs through observation and hands on experience.

OTH 386

A 32 hour, once-a-week or daily, rotation focused on the psychosocial factors that influence occupational engagement and interpreting the role of Occupational Therapy in non-traditional settings. Supervisors will include qualified personnel such as social workers, program directors, house managers, etc. The WVU OT program Level I Fieldwork Coordinator/ Academic Fieldwork Coordinator will provide distant supervision. By the completion of the rotation, students are expected to have developed a project that compliments the site’s mission and goals for the clients served. A clear understanding of how OT can contribute to the site in terms of consultative services offered will also be demonstrated. Instructional methods include meetings, direct communication/ supervision with students and site leaders, and hands-on client experience.