The LEND Fellowship in Occupational Therapy

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The LEND Fellowship in Occupational Therapy

Institute on Development & Disability

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

Kim

Solondz

, MS, OTR/L

LEND Training Coordinator, OT

2/11/13

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What is LEND?

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesGrant – funded through MCHBLEND programs throughout the countryThirteen core disciplines

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The Goals of LEND

Influencing national policy towards children with developmental disabilities

Promoting interdisciplinary and integrated care

Developing new service models and approached of care

Providing a link between clinical care and the community

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The Fellowship in OT

Active participation in clinical care

Mentored research project

Community placement

Leadership and teaching opportunities

Weekly interdisciplinary forum

Opportunities for continuing education

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Who should apply?

Licensed occupational therapist

Strong interest in becoming a leader in the field of pediatrics

Interest in working in interdisciplinary teams

Previous experience working with children with

Neurodevelopmental

disabilities

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Four rotations

Neurodevelopment (LEND clinic, Neurodevelopment clinic, Down syndrome clinic)

Child Development (Autism clinic, Autism Parent training Program)

Feeding clinic

In-patient, acute pediatric care (optional)

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The life of a LEND trainee

Monday: Research/Paperwork dayTuesday: Early Childhood Assessment TeamWednesday: LEND ClinicThursday: ND Clinic, LEND ID ForumFriday: Community Placement: Children’s Developmental Health Institute

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Community involvement

Family Mentor Program

Lectures at

PSU

Teaching assistance at Pacific University School of OT

Community placements

Tillamook Pre-school screening

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Leadership opportunities

Volunteer trainings at

Doernbecher

Children’s Hospital

Camp

Odakoda

(formerly Camp Quest)

CDRC Transition Program

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Research projects

Join current study or create your own

Focus is on the process of participating in research

Work with mentor

Research presentation to faculty and trainees in May

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Maja’s project

Provision of information on sexuality to young women with an ID or DD in a medical setting: What happens, what doesn’t, and

why”

Focus group with primary care providers to

explore what information primary care providers are currently dispensing to individuals regarding sexual education and contraception. Of particular interest are transition-aged women with an intellectual or developmental disability.

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Previous research projects

Constraint

Induced Movement Therapy

The impact of yoga on a child with motor coordination difficulties

Executive function in children with Down Syndrome

Comparison of grasping and visual-motor integration scores on the PDMS-2 in children with Down

syndrome

Use of Kangaroo Care in the NICU

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More details…

Starts in late August or early September

10-month or 12-month

Applications due by end of February

Interviews by mid-March, decision by end of March

Modest stipend available (~$

17,5000

)

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LEND Trainees in action

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Questions?


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