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Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series – Part 2 of 6 – Week 2: Moving from Observation to Hands-On Practice

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Episode Summary

The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into practitioners. This is episode 2 of a 6 part mini-series.

Show Notes

Maya and Rachelle return to the podcast with two of their twelve weeks of fieldwork completed. We touch base with them to see how everything is going, shed some light on what the beginning of fieldwork could look like, and discuss strategies for making the jump from observation to hands on practice. The following topics are covered:

  • Current successes and challenges in fieldwork
  • Managing difficult behaviors in pediatrics
  • Supervisory experience
  • A typical day as a Level II student
  • Time commitments and management during and outside of fieldwork
  • Exposure to notes and documentation
  • Transitioning from observing to leading sessions
  • Reviewing client population and ages
  • Work/ life balance

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