nyit_photos“All occupational therapists are required to have a basic understanding of assistive technology, and our students take a course on it in their third and final year of study,” said Kelly Lavin, assistant professor at NYIT School of Health Professions. “But this is not a common area of practice for occupational therapists.”
NYIT is one of the first schools to work with the Adaptive Design Association, a nonprofit organization that creates custom adaptations for children with special needs. “Adaptive Design is a unique organization in that it is solely dedicated to providing adaptive equipment and uses low cost recycled materials to produce this equipment,” explained Lavin. The association only offers two or three fieldwork slots each year, and this year, NYIT student Ariel Glickman was given one of the coveted spots. “This experience has made me fall in love with the occupational therapy field even more,” Glickman said. “It has solidified my passion to work with adaptive equipment and the pediatric population.” #nyit #nyitdidthat
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