Educational Events

September Webinar

Reasonable Modifications on Fieldwork:
Legal and practical steps to inclusion

September 14, 2023, 6:30-8:30PM EST


Speaker Bio: Kathryn is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally from New Jersey, she received her bachelors in psychology from UNC Chapel hill and her masters of OT and OTD from the University of Southern California. She is also a certified ADA specialist and works with UNC's Accessibility Resources and Services office to help provide accommodations and adaptations for students.

In addition, Kathryn loves to advocate for and educate others about the ADA law, both within her community and the OT profession. As a person who uses a wheelchair, she has a passion for ensuring that other people with disabilities have access to the same meaningful activities as everyone else! Her favorite occupations include: rooting for her UNC Tar Heels and USC Trojans, traveling, going to sporting events, spending time with friends and family, cooking, reading, and engaging in a competitive game of musical chairs.


This short course, taught by a fieldwork coordinator with ADA training, will teach how to accommodate students with disabilities while on fieldwork. The ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act set guidelines for both institutions and places of work to accommodate students with disabilities. As we move towards being a more inclusive profession, it is important that OTs who are involved with fieldwork students understand the laws and best practices for supporting students with disabilities.

From student identification processes to implementation of accommodations, this course will take participants through the reasonable accommodation process to clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of students, fieldwork educators, and clinical sites with specific focus on the following:

  • General laws
  • The process students undergo in order to get accommodations
  • The importance of technical standards/essential functions
  • How to apply the AOTA code of ethics to educating students with disabilities
  • The ethics of not over or under accommodating students with disabilities
  • The importance of technical standards/essential functions
  • The importance of communication with the fieldwork coordinator
  • Boundaries with students


  • Participants will understand the legal obligations under ADA and Section 504 to accommodate students participating in programmatic and fieldwork experiences.

  • Participants will be able to identify areas to implement information about the process to request accommodations in program materials including fieldwork.

  • Participants will obtain knowledge of the interactive process, how reasonable accommodations are determined, and what role everyone plays in the process .

Past Events

March 2023 Webinar

Promoting Student Success: Tips for supporting the
struggling student and challenging the exceptional student.
Check back for details soon

Webinar for Fieldwork and Capstone Educators!

Thursday March 9th, 2023. 6:30-8:00pm

Challenging the Exceptional Student and Supporting the Struggling Student
Jeanne Coviello, OTD, OTR/L, Sarah Klunk, MBA, OTR/L, & Kristy Meyer, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP


The Philadelphia Region Fieldwork and Capstone Consortium (PRFWCC) is pleased to offer this webinar geared towards Fieldwork (FW) Educators looking to deepen their understanding of strategies to address the needs of the exceptional FW and capstone student and strategies to support students experiencing challenges during  FW and capstone experiences. During this webinar, specific strategies will be identified, participants will apply strategies to case studies, and resources will be shared to support FW Educators and capstone site mentors.  


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to state at least (3) strategies to challenge the exceptional student

2. Participants will be able articulate at least (3) strategies to support the struggling student

3. Participants will identify at least (1) self-assessment tool/resource to navigate a challenging FW supervision experience.

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Philadelphia Region Occupational Therapy Fieldwork & Capstone Consortium