Field Placement Students from Fox College
The Douglas Center and Fox College have partnered to give their students an opportunity to work with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
This summer, The Douglas Center hosted two groups of students. Nicole, Aven and Caissa in July and Leslie, Meghan, Giselle, and Sabrina worked with our participants in August. The students focused on the social conditions to mental health to complete their Fieldwork Placement, a requirement of the Fox College program.
Working with individuals with special needs helps provide practical application of skills and knowledge attained through the Fox College Program. Hands-on learning helps the students develop clinical reasoning and professional skills in supervised, real-life situations. The students observed, assisted and reflected through written assignments based on observations with clients and staff.
Working with the participants in our facility, the students really got involved with our many programs and the day and life of the adults with special needs. There were many takeaways from the groups, but the overarching sentiment really embraces the humanity of our work in the social service industry, “We are all very similar – regardless of our background, where we came from or our skill sets – we can all find things in common.”
We are grateful for the opportunity to help the future Occupational Therapist Assistants from Fox College earn their Field Placement Certificate. Congratulations.