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Research Article  |   March 1988
The Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Experience: Estimation of the Fiscal Benefit
Author Affiliations
  • Harold Shalik, PhD, OTR/L, is in private practice working as a clinical consultant in occupational therapy. (Mailing address: 1355 NE Archer Road, Archer, Florida 32618)
  • Linda D. Shalik, PhD, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Curriculum, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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Research Article   |   March 1988
The Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Experience: Estimation of the Fiscal Benefit
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1988, Vol. 42, 164-168. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.3.164
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1988, Vol. 42, 164-168. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.3.164
Abstract

A nationwide study, from which the data in this article were taken, suggests that most physical dysfunction and psychosocial Level II fieldwork placements for occupational therapy students represent a financial benefit to the sponsoring institution. This article provides the occupational therapy educator or fieldwork site supervisor with a method for estimating the amount of financial benefit one may anticipate from the assignment of a student to a physical dysfunction or psychosocial Level II fieldwork placement. Time-consuming data collection and interpretation are not necessary to perform this analysis. A formula to predict the fiscal outcome is described. Step-by-step instructions guide the user in applying the formula to a given physical dysfunction or psychosocial Level II fieldwork situation.