Occupational Therapy Capstone Experience

The Occupational Therapy Capstone Experience at Lurie Children’s offers a challenging and exciting opportunity to complete your pediatric capstone experience. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a strong team player and have a strong desire for a career as a pediatric occupational therapist.

Completion of Level II Fieldwork rotation in a pediatric setting is required.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Capstones rotation for 2024 and 2025

Overview and Goals of the Capstone Experience

  • The purpose of this capstone is to teach, mentor and train future pediatric occupational therapists
  • The capstone experience may take place at our Streeterville facility, Lincoln Park, Westchester, Northbrook, New Lenox, and/or Grayslake Outpatient Centers.
  • The student will need access to a vehicle to travel to the satellite locations.

Goals and Expectations for Capstone Experience 

  • The overarching goal for the student is to develop experience, confidence, and growth in their pediatric occupational therapy skills.
  • The expectation from Lurie Children’s Occupational Therapy staff is that the student will:
    • Arrive at the capstone experience on time, properly attired and motivated to learn.
    • Provide high quality service to all of our patients and families.
    • Have a high level of commitment to the capstone experience and to be willing to take an active role in making the most of this experience to maximize their learning potential.
    • Try their best in all situations and to admit when he or she may need additional guidance or support.
    • Be willing and motivated to listen to feedback and suggestions from their preceptors and to also be able to respond respectfully when a difference of opinion arises
  • In return, the student can expect to receive respect, constructive feedback, growth in their clinical and professional skills and an amazing clinical experience.

The electronic application will include the following:

  • Demographic information
  • Contact information of placement coordinator at your university
  • Clinical Experience Questions
  • Resume



If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at LurieRehabStudents@luriechildrens.org

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Capstones rotation for 2024 and 2025