Experiential learning is a major focus of the Occupational
Therapy curriculum. Included in this gallery are examples of a
variety of occupations that take place during the course of study
at Ithaca College.
Learning to use artificial limbs (orthotics)
Learning how artificial limbs actually work
Learning to grasp with an artificial limb
Learning to make a splint for a child
Robin Hamberger learns to make a splint for a child
Learning about real life effects of disability
Jeff Bole from Finger Lakes Independent Center talking to senior OT students about accessibility in the community.
Learning to work in cooperative groups
OT student, Kelly Potter, and Dr. Cozzolino at High Ropes Cayuga Nature Center
Senior class discussing their experiences with the Senior to Senior program at Longview. This experience is part of the coursework in geriatrics.
Learning about wheelchairs
Chelsea Damon, Jonna Clark and Colleen Good, senior OT students, working together to analyze details of wheelchair components at BOCES as part of the Occupations III lab.
Figuring out wheelchair specifications
Jess, Michelle, and Karina, senior OT students, taking notes on different types of wheelchairs during lab at BOCES
Class can be fun!
Class discussions can generate laughter as well as learning.
Students in Occupations III have to use a wheelchair for mobility for 2 consecutive week days and 2 weekend days to experience the difficulties of dealing with alternate mobility.
Wheelchair use in class
Rachael and Sarah in class during their days of wheelchair use.
Wheelchair use in the kitchen
Sarah Newby cooking while using the wheelchair for mobility in the kitchen.
Desk accessibility at home
Sarah accessing her desk for studying at home.