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Occupational Therapy Program

Specialization in Early Intervention Program (SEI)  to begin Spring semester, 2016

The Specialization in Early Intervention (SEI) Program will provide current SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy Students with the opportunity to:

 

  • Understand this unique practice area of Early Intervention and Family Centered Best Practices                                                                                                                   
  • Expand OT skills with in-depth focus on working with young children and their families
  • Participate in courses online, and  in seminar format incorporated into the OT Curriculum beginning in Spring of their 2nd year throughout their Fieldwork Experiences.
  • Engage in a Family Partnership Experience, working closely with a family who participates in Early Intervention
  • Participate in Early Intervention and early childhood Level I/II Fieldwork Experiences
  • Be part of a select cohort of 10 current SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy Students who will be selected from applicant pool.
  • SUNY Downstate's OT Program has a proven track record in personnel preparation a with 2 US. Department of Education , OSEP funded grants for the Early Intervention Certificate Program for Occupational  Therapists (EICP-OT), #H325A030062 (2003-2009) and the Early Intervention Specialization Program (EISP), #HR325K080338 (2008-2013).

 

 

The SEI Curriculum

 

Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy

SEI Core Coursework is in Blue

Courses currently in the OT program curriculum that address knowledge important to practice in Early Intervention in BOLD

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Summer 1st year

OTMS-5000

ANAT-5001

Foundations of Occupational Therapy I

Human Gross Anatomy

Semester Credits

 

2.0

6.0

8.0 credits

Fall 1st year

INDI-5002

OTMS-5002

OTMS-5003

OTMS-5008

OTMS-5005

OTMS-5100

INDI-5100

Kinesiology

Kinesiology Laboratory

Assistive Technology

Introduction to Therapeutic Occupations

Group Process

Foundations of Occupational Therapy II

Research Methods

 

Semester Credits

3.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

13.5 credits

Spring 1st year

ANAT-5101

OTMS-5102

MSCI-5211

OTMS- 5108

OTMS-5105

OTMS-5111

OTMS-5112

Human Neuroanatomy

Neurophysiology

Medical Sciences

Activities of Daily Living

OT T & P: Psychosocial Intervention

FW I: Psychosocial Intervention

Master’s Project I

Semester Credits

2.5

1.5

4.0

2.0

4.0

2.0

.5

16.5 credits

End of Spring 1st year: Students apply for the SEI

Beginning Summer 2nd year: Students are selected for the SEI

Summer 2nd year

OTMS- 5208

OTMS-5205

OTMS-5213

OTMS-5206

OTMS-

Designing Therapeutic Environments

Cognition and Perception

Master’s Project II

Community Practice I

Introduction to Early Intervention (Online Course)

Semester Credits

 

2.5

1.5

2.0

1.0

1.5

8.5 credits

Fall 2nd year

OTMS-5301

OTMS-5303

OTMS-5305

OTMS-5311

OTMS-5312

OTMS-5306

OTMS-

Orthotics and Prosthetics

OT T & P II: Neurorehabilitation

OT T & P III: Physical Rehabilitation & Geriatrics

FW I: Adult & Geriatric Rehabilitation

Master’s Project III

Community Practice II

Topics in Early Intervention (Online Course)

Semester Credits

 

2.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

2.0

.5

1.5

15.0 credits

 

Spring 2nd year

OTMS-5401

OTMS-5407

OTMS-5410

OTMS-5406

OTMS-5411

OTMS-5412

OTMS-5107

Administration/Professional Issues

OT T & P IV: Developmental Assessment

OT T & P V: Intervention with Children

Community Practice III

FW I: Pediatrics

Master’s Project IV

Early Intervention Elective

Semester Credits

 

2.5

3.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

 

14.5 credits

 

Summer 3rd year

OTMS-6111

FW II: Affiliation I: One of these 3 month fieldwork will be in an Early Intervention setting

5.0

5 credits

Fall 3rd year

OTMS-6211

OTMS-

 

FW II: Affiliation II: One of these 3 month fieldwork will be in an Early Intervention setting

Early Intervention Reflective Seminar

5.0

 

3.0

8 credits

Summary of SEI Elective Courses

OTMS Introduction to Early Intervention: Students will learn the basics of the EI process from its historical underpinnings to practical guidelines to practice in a variety of EI settings. This course will be provided online with practical assignments and papers, field trips, bulletin board discussion groups, and e-mail communication.  During this course the student will participate in approximately six hours of a family partnership experience which will begin in conjunction with this course, and continue throughout the SEI.

OTMS Topics in Early Intervention: Students will explore current issues in EI. Topics will include family-centered best practices including embedded coaching and working with families, special patient populations, assessment and outcome development for IFSP’s and Assistive Technology.  This course will begin with an online course experience with practical assignments and papers, bulletin board discussion groups, and e-mail communication.  Students will continue with the family partnership experience throughout the SEI.

OTMS 5107 Elective in Early Intervention: This is an elective course that will continue to incorporate embedded coaching model and specific interventions in the practice area of EI, working with children under three years and their families as part of the SEI. This on site seminar course will require that the student discuss assigned course materials for each seminar meeting, participate in on-line discussions, apply concepts taught in two online courses they have completed and analyze and incorporate common issues in working with young children and families. Students will continue with the family partnership experience throughout the SEI.

OTMS Early Intervention Reflective Seminar: This is an elective course that will be held in conjunction with their Level 2 Fieldwork over the Summer and Fall semesters. Opportunities to discuss their fieldwork experiences in EI and engage in Communities of Practice (CoP) which address dilemmas and solutions in a group effort.  Students will also share and discuss Natural Environment Rating Scales (NERS) experience and engage in reflective supervision as part of the SEI. This on site seminar course will require that the student discuss fieldwork experiences, participate in on-line discussions, apply concepts taught in all online courses they have completed and analyze and incorporate practice issues in working with young children and families.

 

Please contact Dr. Beth Elenko at beth.elenko@downstate.edu for more information

Please join us by signing up for SEI Online Peer Network on AOTA's OTConnections to network and share with other OT's and students who are interested in providing quality family -centered services to infants and young children. If it does not link directly to OT Connections, go to http://otconnections.aota.org/.

After you sign up for OT Connections, search for SEI Online Peer Network and begin networking with us!

Please continue to check this website for further details about this program, and any changes to the courses and schedules.