Steven J. Taylor, OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Rush University Medical Center. He obtained his doctorate and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinically, he has served as a member of the hospital-based acute care and outpatient therapy departments, with several years of experience treating a population of adolescents through older adults. His areas of focus include cognitive and visual-perceptual impairment, treatment of neurological conditions and rehabilitation for the hand and upper-extremity.
In this workshop, presenters will describe how Rush University effectively used a community-based model of service learning to develop interprofessional learning environments for collaborative practice. Workshop participants should come prepared with a list of potential community engagement sites. Participants will develop and share implementation ideas of interprofessional service learning.