The occupational therapy department at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) provides training experiences for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students in Levels I and II of fieldwork. We are considered a school-based facility for these rotations as most of our services are provided in contract with a local school district. We do, however, have therapists on staff that provide services within MMI and in the community for the Early Development Network (serving ages birth-3). We do our best to facilitate an array of experiences for our students, pairing Level I students with different clinical instructors each day and Level II students with two clinical instructors with differing caseloads. The feedback on this method of training has been positive as it exposes our students to all the services available throughout our department, as well as different styles of services provided by our talented and experienced therapists.
The department offers clinical education experiences for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students from local and national schools. Our staff are credentialed through NBCOT, many are members and leaders of the NOTA and AOTA, and some of our staff are Board Certified in Pediatrics. This allows us to provide a quality clinical education experience for our students.