The role of an Occupational Therapy intern in Cape Town is to work alongside local professionals, who help those that are struggling to improve or regain skills and mobility. You’ll gain insight into the stigmas and obstacles faced by individuals within marginalized communities, help to increase independence and self-esteem, while contributing to reversing negative societal attitudes.
Typical internship placements for Occupational Therapy in Cape Town can include children’s hospitals, special education schools, or care facilities for those with disabilities. Occupational therapy centers provide a variety of medical and developmental diagnosis, which may cover traumatic brain injuries, trauma, oncology, burns, feeding disorders, autism, facial palsy, Down syndrome, and lymphedema.
Although daily tasks will vary widely, interns generally assist with the day-to-day care and rehabilitation of patients. This can include physical therapy or treatment, educational and vocational training, and counseling. Interns are always matched to a suitable placement, according to an analysis of their skills, experience, educational background, and duration of stay.
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
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