- Education:BA, College of William and Mary
MA, PhD, Boston University
- Office:Children’s Hospital Boston/Institute for Community Inclusion, 1295 Boylston Street, Suite 100
- Dr. David Helm teaches two electives (OT713/Fall and OT714/Spring) offered in collaboration with area universities and colleges by the Institute for Community Inclusion, a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Boston Children’s Hospital.
SAR OT713: Developmental Disabilities I: Evaluation, Assessment, Families and Systems
This interdisciplinary course addresses issues relevant to professionals who work with people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the human service system. Understanding the professionals' role in diagnosing, evaluating and assessing children who have developmental disabilities or who are at high risk of acquiring them will be the emphasis for the first half of the semester. Specific discussions of families and services will highlight the second half of the term. This course is offered in collaboration with six area universities and colleges and meets off-campus at the Children's Hospital. (Credits: 2)
SAR OT714: Developmental Disabilities II: Values, Policy and Change
This course focuses on the community, system and leadership components of developmental disabilities and is based on values of enhancing the quality of life of individuals with disabilities. Issues of systems change and policy implications are stressed while understanding disabilities for the persons' and families' perspective are maintained. This course is offered in collaboration with six area universities and colleges and meets off-campus at the Children's Hospital. (Credits: 2)