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The SELTEC model of Level I fieldwork was developed and published in 2020. The SELTEC model combines service and experiential learning to benefit student learners, the educational system, and the community. The purpose of the study was to determine students’ perceptions of a SELTEC model experience compared to a traditional Level I fieldwork experience. The research team administered a 24-item survey to thirty students who participated in the study. All participants received both a traditional one-week and SELTEC level I fieldwork experience during their occupational therapy education at Arkansas State University. Seventy-nine percent (n=23) of the respondents selected the SELTEC model to meet the question criteria the majority of the time, while 20% (n=6) selected the traditional experience. The study results indicate that the SELTEC model was preferred over the traditional FW model. The results show the experiences offered in the SELTEC model prepare students for occupational therapy practice in ways not offered in a traditional FW model.
Amanda Mohler, OTD, OTR/L is employed at Arkansas State University where she serves as the Academic Fieldwork and Capstone Coordinator and Assistant Professor. She received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2013. Her clinical expertise includes, geriatrics, aging in place, low vision, and driving.
Andrea Brown, MSOT, OTR/L is employed at Arkansas State University where she serves as OTA Program Director and Assistant Professor. She received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2007. Her clinical areas of expertise include early intervention, sensory integration, and pediatrics.
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Mohler, A. J., & Brown, A. B. (2022). SELTEC: Service and Experiential Learning Through Engagement in the Community: A Level I Fieldwork Model: Part 2. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (1). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2022.060110
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