Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program

The Boston Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy Fellowship program is 52 weeks, divided into several modules, covering Neuro-developmental populations, Acute Inpatient Care, Developmental and Childhood Diseases, Early Intervention, Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions, Pediatric Psychological and Chronic Pain as well as Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology.  Fellows are compensated and are eligible for benefits through BCH, as they are considered employees of the Boston Children’s Hospital. Fellowship dates: August 17, 2020 – August 13, 2021.

Highlights of the program

  • Shared didactic experiences with Harvard Medical School Fellowship Programs and LEND program (Leadership, Education and Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders)
  • Acute inpatient care, outpatient care, community based early intervention, participation in multidisciplinary care clinics
  • Augmentative Communication, Adaptive Technology and Adaptive Equipment and Seating evaluations and programming
  • Acute and subacute psychological OT care
  • Chronic pediatric pain module at the Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Pain Center at our Waltham campus
  • Participation in research
  • Teaching selected components of Pediatric Neurological Physical Therapy course at Simmons College Physical Therapy Program

Admission requirements

  • Graduate of an OT program accredited by ACOTE or approved by the WFOT (required by AOTA)
  • Have successfully passed the NBCOT exam for initial certification (required by AOTA)
  • Graduate of accredited occupational therapy program
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an occupational therapist
  • Meets all the requirements for employment at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
  • Current CPR certification

Admissions process

  • Submit completed application by deadline January 31, 2020
  • Resume or CV
  • Interview
  • Letter of intent/ objectives for participation in program (limit to 2 pages)
  • Career goals in pediatric occupational therapy
  • Summary of prior clinical and educational experience related to pediatrics
  • Two (2) References

Please contact: Margaret C. Maynard, M. Ed., OTR/L, BCP, CHT
Occupational Therapist, III
Certified Hand Therapist, Pediatric Board Certified
Margaret.Maynard@childrens.harvard.edu