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Erin Fitzgibbons

https://bu.digication.com/fitzgibbons

efitzgibbons25@gmail.com

 

Education:

Boston University,      Boston, MA         

College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Graduation Date: January 2013 

Master of Science, Occupational Therapy

 

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT   

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Graduation Date: May 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Human Development and Family Studies

Minor: Psychology

  

Study Abroad: The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy

January 2009-May 2009

 

Related Experiences:

Level II Fieldwork Experience

Movement Matters Rehabilitation: Pediatrics Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY       Sept-Dec 2012

  • Incorporated sensory integration strategies within the outpatient clinic and school settings
  • Treated in three elementary and middle schools with children with learning and developmental delays and disabilities
  • Collaborated with other OT professionals and teachers to ensure the most effective treatment strategies.

Level II Fieldwork Experience

Spaulding Hospital: Cancer and Neurology Units, Cambridge, MA                   June-Aug 2012

  • Conducted initial evaluations and prepared discharge plans
  • Worked with families and caregivers on patient home programs
  • Implemented remediation and/or compensation strategies to help build strength and facilitate functional outcomes with patients

Level I Fieldwork Experience 

TILL TRASE After School Program, Hyde Park, MA                                       Jan-April 2012

  • Co-leader of “Young Artists” group for adolescents with developmental disabilities
  • In charge of session plans, data collection, and facilitation of social interaction
  • Incorporated occupational therapy principles into a leisure activities group

Camp Echo Bridge                                                                                                 June-Aug 2011

Unit Leader for ages 5-6

  • Coordinated daily schedule and activities for children
  • Supervised 4 counselors and 3 personal aides to ensure role fulfillment
  • Communicated directly with parents on a daily basis

Independent Study: Camp Hope, Quito, Ecuador                                                 June 2011

  • Volunteered at Camp Hope working with elementary students with disabilities
  • Exchanged knowledge about best practice with the school's Occupational Therapist
  • Learned about a different culture and their views on allied healthcare

Level 1 Fieldwork Experience 

New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Woburn, MA                                      Feb-April 2011

  • Observed Occupational Therapist in acute rehabilitation setting
  • Learned different assessment tools for patients who have had a stroke
  • Observed intervention sessions including ADL training

Level 1 Fieldwork Experience

F.A. Day Middle School, Newton, MA                                                             Oct-Nov 2010

  • Observed Occupational Therapist
  • Assisted children in Life Skills Group with tasks
  • Observed and discussed evaluations and assessment tools.

Senior Year Fieldwork                                                                                      Jan-April 2010

UConn Child Development Laboratories: Toddler Room

  • Aided in child exploration through play
  • Observed and recorded children's actions in observation booths 
  • Took part in the daily child-care jobs of the classroom

Norwell Public Schools: Summer School, Norwell, MA                     July-Aug 2007 & 2008

Teacher’s Assistant for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

  • Worked one-on-one with children with special needs
  • Assisted head teacher with lesson plans to educate and engage students
  • Prepared materials for daily class work

 

Memberships and Certifications

 

American Red Cross Adult and Youth CPR/First Aid Certified

 

HIPAA Certified

 

Student Member of American Occupational Therapy Associations

 

Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

 

 

 

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