Free Pediatric Occupational Therapy Community Participant Lab

OT Pediatric ClinicThe Occupational Therapy Department at Samuel Merritt University provides free pediatric occupational therapy services to children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years.  Clients receive services from students in Occupational Therapy program, whose work is supervised by licensed occupational therapists. 

Occupational therapists work with children who have difficulty engaging in the typical activities of childhood due to medical conditions, developmental challenges, or injury.  An occupational therapist helps children develop skills to enhance their participation in self-care, play, and school activities. Please note: our OT lab is not a good fit for children primarily with behavior issues, due to the student-led services provided.


2018 Schedule:

The 2018 clinic will take place on Mondays, beginning October 1, 2018 and ending on December 3, 2018 (no session Oct. 8 due to local school holiday). Children will be scheduled for a 50-minute therapy session. Sessions will start at 2:30 or 3:30 pm. 

Enrollment forms for 2018 OT Community Participant Lab:

Forms must be sent by the parent or legal guardian of the child.  Please scan and e-mail your child's application to Laura Figueroa at or send via FAX to 510‐869‐6951 if you are not able to scan the application.  You may also mail your completed forms to:

Laura Figueroa, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Department
Samuel Merritt University
450 30th Street, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94609

For More Information:

If you have further questions about the Free Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services at Samuel Merritt University please email Laura Figueroa at

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