FWE – OT Student Communication – Part 2: Feedback is a Gift


Heidi Horwitz

Heidi Horwitz OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor And Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Heidi Horwitz is Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Horwitz has an MA in occupational therapy from New York University and an OTD from Mount Mary University. She also holds an MEd from the University of Florida, specializing in infant and toddler special education. Her clinical practice experience includes early intervention, school systems, outpatient, home health care and skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Horwitz has 10 years’ experience as a fieldwork educator with the focus of her doctoral project on fieldwork educators’ clinical reasoning skills.

Edwin Myers, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, RA(FL)


Sherry L Bredy

Occup Therapist

This 3-part series will address the Fieldwork Educator (FWE) and fieldwork student relationship throughout the level II experience and how this can either facilitate or hinder the learning experience. Through moderated discussion and Q&A with a diverse panel of fieldwork educators across various clinical practice settings, participants will gain insights on best practices for student-centered communication and learning while optimizing client-centered care.

Target Audience

This course is well suited for occupational therapy fieldwork coordinators and fieldwork educators as well as other occupational therapists interested in supervising students.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the cues to guide your student towards entry-level success and confidence throughout the fieldwork experience.
  • Discuss the Intentional Relationship Model (IRM) – (Taylor, 2008).
  • Examine the Intentional Relationship Model and its application to fieldwork quality of life (FWQoL).
  • Describe methods of feedback to facilitate student learning.

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


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