Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program

About the Program:

The Institute on Development and Disability Occupational Therapy (IDD-OT) Fellowship Program is designed for an occupational therapist who aspires to be a leader in the field of pediatric occupational therapy, with specific focus on neurodevelopmental disabilities. The IDD-OT Fellow will gain advanced clinical skills in client-centered assessment and treatment of children and youth with special health care needs throughout the lifespan. The Fellowship program also encompasses education, leadership, and research.

The IDD-OT program is now an AOTA-Accredited Fellowship Site!

Program Details:

  • The IDD-OT Fellowship program functions within the Leadership Education in Neurdoevelopmental & Related Disabilities Program (LEND) at OHSU. LEND programs are funded throughout the country by a grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The LEND program at the CDRC is recognized as one of the premier training programs in the country for training medical professionals in clinical care, research, community outreach, and advocacy for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  • The IDD-OT Fellow is hired within the school of medicine at OHSU. The IDD-OT Fellow spends time in clinical care, research, program development, and education. At least 40% of the clinical experience is mentored and the IDD-OT Fellow also receives mentorship in teaching, research, and leadership.
  • The fellowship is split into four learning tracks: Neurodevelopmental Feeding, Neurodevelopment, Autism, and Transition through the lifespan. The IDD-OT Fellow will spend two-four months in each rotation, working on an interdisciplinary clinical team and providing intervention services.
  • Meet the current LEND OT Fellow

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants for the fellowship program must complete an accredited program in occupational therapy before the start date (please include an official transcript of graduate work when available).
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Oregon and have obtained licensure by the start of the program. 
  • Applicants must be registered with NBCOT. 
  • Extensive experience in pediatrics (including work experience, fieldwork experience, or other experience outside of the OT profession).

Applications Must Include:

  • Current CV
  • Formal letter of intent including: 
    • Goals for fellowship year
    • Leadership capabilities
    • Research interests
  • 3 letters of reference:
    • Please email directly to Kim Solondz, MS, OTR/L at
    • Letters should be from individuals who can comment on your candidacy for the fellowship
    • Please provide contact information for each reference you provide

Application is not yet open

Click here to apply, or visit the OHSU job search site and search by IRC # (IRC56450).

Important dates:

  • Applications for 2018 opens on 1/2/18 and closes 2/28/18
  • Interviews will be held on-site in April
  • Offer letter provided in early May
  • Start date is 8/1/18

Please contact Kim Solondz, MS, OTR/L, Fellowship director at 503-494-8315 or with any additional questions.