James Madison University’s Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Services (JMU-OTCES) is a dynamic and multi-faceted organization promoting student development, inter-professional collaboration and clinical research while meeting the needs of children, families, and community agencies in Harrisonburg and surrounding areas.
Services include traditional one-on-one occupational therapy evaluations, interventions, and consultative services. Additional group programs and camps will be offered to address specific needs that cannot be adequately met by other community programs. The clinic operates with the support of JMU’s graduate occupational therapy program, with both students and faculty members collaborating on clinic events and services.
In addition to providing services for the children who are referred for occupational therapy, the clinic also strives to support and educate both caregivers and community members.
Investing in Future Health Professionals
OTCES serves as a teaching-learning environment for students from many different programs at JMU and other educational institutions. Students are an integral and vital part of the OTCES team and actively participate in all aspects of clinic functions. The process of becoming a student team member is highly selective in order to determine goodness of fit and to ensure that the mission of OTCES, to provide the highest quality services, is reflected.
JMU-OTCES operates within JMU’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS), which provides opportunities for student learning, faculty practice, and research while meeting community needs.