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Preparation of occupational therapists and physical therapists for service provision in early intervention and related services  

This project will increase the number of occupational therapy and physical therapy graduates who are highly qualified, through evidence-based practice and research, to provide service in the area of early intervention and related services for children with disabilities. The program will offer an interdisciplinary (entry-level) preparation in occupational therapy and physical therapy. Thirty preservice occupational therapy and physical therapy students will be recruited during their first year of study, and will take additional coursework beyond the required entry-level curriculum focusing on children with disabilities and their families. Two of the additional courses will focus on children with disabilities from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, and supporting children and youth on the autism spectrum. Several courses will have Web-based components in order to provide flexibility for students. Students will also participate in two fieldwork experiences in early intervention and school-based settings. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $195,559.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325K070332
Principal Investigator Arnold, Sandra
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective 5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Oklahoma
State/Country Oklahoma
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