Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program

The Boston Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy Fellowship program is 48 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. Fellows will also have exposure throughout the year in Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication. Fellows are compensated and are eligible for benefits through Boston Children's, because they are considered employees of the Boston Children’s Hospital.

Fellowship dates: September 4, 2018 – August 9, 2019

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Highlights of the program include:

  • 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

Application Criteria

  • Graduate of accredited occupational therapy program
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an occupational therapist with the equivalent of at least 6 months in pediatrics or an extended clinical pediatric internship 6 months.
  • 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 April 1, 2018
  • 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 with any areas of expertise
  • 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