Telehealth Opportunity for Occupational Therapy

We are excited to announce a unique opportunity for individuals to participate in a faculty-supervised, student-run telehealth occupational therapy program. The program is available for children of all ages (birth to 18) and is designed to foster continued growth in an area of daily life.

As part of their educational program, occupational therapy students are required to participate in experiences where they can practice skills and professional interaction with individuals in our communities. We are reaching out to our community partners so that you can inform individuals who might benefit from this student-run occupational therapy practice. We anticipate the program to be a series of web-based sessions consisting of 8 individual meetings with a faculty member and a small group of students.

The session topics might include:

  • Introductions and getting to know you
  • Identify area to address
  • Discuss results and setting goals
  • Take action on goals
  • Closure and next steps

You will receive a copy or explanation of assessment results, a summary of interventions and written recommendations at the end of this program.

Interested individuals should email Elizabeth Duffy at duffy423@umn.edu. Let us know that you are interested in participating in the OT telehealth student program and leave your contact information (email and phone) and we will contact you to schedule your first visit.

We are excited to embark on this adventure with our community and with our students to help provide these unique learning experiences!

We are looking for volunteers who are the parents of a child or adolescent who want to work on performance of an everyday living activity. Since all sessions will be virtual, you will need access to a computer or phone with a camera and internet.