Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L
- Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
- 635 Commonwealth Ave, SAR-543
- email preferred
SAROT317: Professional Preparation Seminar for Occupational Therapy
Preparation for the OT graduate professional program through participation in a volunteer experience and critical discussion. Emphasis on developing independent and reflective learning, critical reasoning skills, and professional behaviors necessary for effective participation in the graduate-level curriculum. Students will examine key issues in health and disability, culture, and values as they influence occupational therapy practice. Includes both a seminar class and outside volunteer experience.
SAROT502: Integrative Seminar III and LIFW
This is the third course in a sequence designed to develop clinical reasoning by integrating course-related knowledge with weekly fieldwork experiences. The course uses problem-based case scenarios and fieldwork experiences to practice reasoning about evaluation and intervention for person of all ages with a variety of disabling conditions. Students apply client-centered, occupation and evidence-based practice concepts to their evaluation and intervention plans.
SAROT530: Occupation Based Practice with Groups
This Level I Fieldwork Practicum and Integrative Seminar in Occupational Therapy is the culminating course in a four-semester course sequence. It is designed to enhance clinical reasoning by integrating knowledge and skills from current and previous courses with a weekly fieldwork experience. Students use principles of program development, needs assessment, group intervention planning and implementation, along with theory and research evidence, to design and co-lead occupation-centered groups in a variety of practice settings and contexts with child, adult and elder populations. Readings, independent learning, and group supervision are combined with assignments specific to planning and leading a group. Class participation and independent learning are an essential aspect of this course.
SAROT736: Independent Study
Individually supervised study for advanced students wishing to pursue a specialized area of interest in occupational therapy.
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Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests
Brooke Howard graduated from the Boston University Sargent College MSOT program in 2005 following three Level II placements. She earned her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio in Biopsychology. Brooke’s clinical work has focused on children and adolescents in a variety of contexts including inpatient, outpatient, Early Intervention and substantially separate schools. She currently teaches two classes each semester at BU and also works part-time at the ivy Street School in Brookline, which is a substantially separate school for adolescents with traumatic brain injury and other neurological diagnoses. She enjoys connecting her clinical work with her teaching at BU.