USC School-Based Occupational Therapy Training Project
Principal Investigator: Diane Kellegrew
Jan 1998 – Dec 2001
The purpose of this U.S. Department of Education sponsored grant is to provide services for children with high-incidence disabilities in school settings. Shortages of school-based occupational therapists are noted across the nation, with an acute need documented in California. The project will train 42 (14 per year) entry-level Master’s occupational therapy students from diverse backgrounds to meet the needs of children with high-incidence disabilities. Unique project features include 1) two semester seminar utilizing research based, integrated course work that promotes clinical reasoning, 2) concurrent nine month fieldwork placement incorporating inclusive school sites in rural, urban, culturally diverse, and high poverty settings, 3) leadership in-service project developed in conjunction with the California Department of Education, Special Education Local Plan Areas, and local school district administrators, and 4) multidisciplinary advisory council to ensure best-practice and clinically relevant training.
|Federal||U.S. Department of Education||H325H980110||$568,130|