Student: Kelly Slater*
Mentor: Susan Gannon and Laura Koch
Rehabilitation Associates is a therapy clinic with a wide variety of services and locations throughout Connecticut. As a senior in my fall semester, I sought out a volunteer opportunity in the pediatric occupational therapy department at the Fairfield office. At the end of my time as a volunteer, I was offered a paid position as a pediatric therapy aide, servicing the therapists in the pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech departments. Since January, I have worked 12 hours a week in this position and have come to better understand my future career as an occupational therapist. Throughout my time in this internship, I hope to better understand the evaluation tools used in therapy settings and to become better acclimated with the paperwork and chart organization specific to this location. I also hope to aid in more therapy sessions involving children with various diagnoses and to attain a better developed professional etiquette when dealing with clients and their families. Thus far, this internship has been informative, exciting and affirming!
* Honors Senior