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OT Web site is training tool for fieldwork supervisors (10-8-99)

Occupational therapists (OTs) who supervise students' fieldwork can tap into a Web site designed expressly with them in mind at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).

"I thought people who supervise needed a template, considering the huge number of objectives they write for their students," said Sandra Hubbard, MA, OTR, assistant professor of occupational therapy at the Health Science Center's School of Allied Health Sciences. Hubbard designed the distinctive "notebook" format of the Web site, in which users can click on tabs to access resources, forms, sample objectives, student guidelines and other OT-related sites. UTHSCSA designer René Torres created the artwork and HTML text.

Funded by the UTHSCSA-affiliated Area Health Education Center and the South Texas/Border Initiative, the Web site was initially created a little over a year ago as a tool for South Texas OTs. Now, Hubbard said, schools all over the country have been linking into it. As far as she knows, no other OT school in the country has a similar site.

In another indicator of success, the American Occupational Therapy Association has invited Hubbard to present the Web site at the association's national conference next May.

The address is <http://www.uthscsa.edu/ot2/ot2.html>.

Contact: Will Sansom or Jennifer Lorenzo