Education

Local, Regional, and National Education

The department has a long history of participation in educational activities, including teaching and presenting at local, regional and national conferences. Topics have included exercise in the cystic fibrosis population, dance and sports medicine, scoliosis, spasticity management and pediatric chronic pain. Staffs have been lecturers and adjunct faculty in physical therapy and dance programs at local academic institutions including MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston University, Simmons College, Bay State College, and The Boston Conservatory.

Clinical Education Opportunities

Both the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments at Boston Children's Hospital offers a variety of clinical educational opportunities to entry-level students in both professional and assistant programs. Since Boston Children's Hospital is a specialized pediatric facility, affiliates should be completing the last clinical affiliation of their program, or a clinical internship, and have a genuine interest in pediatrics.  Post-professional educational opportunities are provided upon special request. Requests for entry-level clinical education experiences should be initiated by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the academic institution.

Initial inquiry should be directed to:
Ellen Brennan PT, DPT, PCS
Manager of Education and Compliance
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-355-7212
Fax: 617-730-0151
Email: ellen.brennan@childrens.harvard.edu

For Physical Therapy:
Heather Molind, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC
Director, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency
Site Coordinator of Clinical Education
Email: heather.molind@childrens.harvard.edu

For Occupational Therapy:

Margaret Maynard, M.Ed, OTR, BCP, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist, Pediatric Board Certified

OT Fellowship and Level II Fieldwork Coordinator

Email: margaret.maynard@childrens.harvard.edu

Useful Links

American Occupational Therapy Association: www.aota.org
Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association: www.mota.org
National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy: www.nbcot.org
American Physical Therapy Association: www.apta.org