Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship for Occupational Therapists

Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship for Occupational Therapists

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Children's Hospital Colorado’s Rehabilitation and Therapy Services offers a comprehensive 12-month pediatric hand therapy fellowship for occupational therapists interested in treating pediatric hand and upper extremity conditions. We provide clinical and didactic opportunities that give the fellow experience caring for various injuries and conditions of the upper extremities in children and young adults.

What to expect from our pediatric hand therapy fellowship

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Our mission is to develop occupational therapists into leaders in pediatric hand therapy through learning and clinical programming that includes:

  • Providing individualized and specialized care for the whole child and young adult with upper limb injuries or differences
  • Delivering evidence-based, developmentally appropriate assessments and intervention techniques
  • Fabricating quality upper extremity orthoses that meet the specialized needs of children
  • Supporting meaningful engagement and improving patients’ quality of life

Working alongside board-certified occupational therapists and certified hand therapists, the pediatric hand therapy fellow treats patients at our Denver Metro area locations (Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Pavilion, North Campus, and South Campus). The fellow also works in multidisciplinary clinic settings with hand and orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff.

The program offers a comprehensive didactic program meeting all American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) requirements and prepares the fellow for board examination.

Applying to our Program

We accept applications from January 15 to March 15 for the one-year fellowship program that runs August 1 to July 31. We accept one registered occupational therapist (OTR) each year.

To apply for the fellowship, candidates should email us to request an application form, which will have more details on how to apply. Completed applications should include:

  • Professional cover letter
  • Completed essay questions (included in the application form)
  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference, including one from a former employer

Email your request and completed application to:
Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship Coordinator
Mary “Peggy” Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT
mary.faussett@childrenscolorado.org

Contact us

Children’s Colorado Occupational Therapy Residency/Fellowship
Director: kara.copanas@childrenscolorado.org

Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship Coordinator:
Mary “Peggy” Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT
mary.faussett@childrenscolorado.org