Information for Fieldwork Coordinators and Educators

The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis greatly appreciates the partnership we have with our fieldwork sites and in particular our Fieldwork Educators. The resources below are for the Fieldwork Clinical Coordinators and Fieldwork Educators who work with our students.

We have included a Fieldwork Manual which describes how we prepare students for the Fieldwork Level II and OTD Apprenticeship experiences.  We welcome questions from our Fieldwork Educators, but many questions are addressed in this manual.  Please let us know if there is information not included in this manual that you would like to have.

We urge all Fieldwork Educators to review what we teach our students and how they are prepared to provide evidence- and occupation-based OT treatment on fieldwork.

For those sites interested in partnering with us to educate our students in a fieldwork experience, please contact Leise Amann at

Washington University FW Manual for FW Educators

FWEd Level II FW and Doctoral Experiential Component Manual.doc

Fieldwork Data Form


AOTA Fieldwork Resources

AOTA has many resources for Fieldwork Educators to help you build your Fieldwork program or to improve your skills as a Fieldwork Educator:


For specific questions regarding a student:

Jeanenne Dallas, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Neurology
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine
Assistant Director of Entry-Level Professional Programs

For general questions about placement or contracts:

Leise Amann
Administrative Coordinator, Fieldwork

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