KidVentures Therapy Services
Fall 2009 Site ReviewsPosition: Intern
Student: Spanish & Hispanic Studies Senior
KidVentures Therapy Services is a local pediatric therapy clinic that offers occupational and speech language therapy services to children of varying special needs. With its inviting atmosphere and friendly staff, this site has much to offer to its clients and their families. It is also a great place for students interested in the fields of occupational and/or speech therapy to learn more about them through hands on experience.
KidVentures is a great place to intern since it provides many opportunities to interact with clients and spend time with their highly qualified staff. The therapists were never hesitant to answer questions or explain what they are doing during their therapy sessions and why. It is remarkable how the staff’s energetic and warm personalities create an inviting atmosphere for their clients. So much so, that the children look forward to their therapy sessions and simply refer to them as “KidVentures play time.” Through interactive games and activities, the therapists at KidVentures are always looking for fun ways to make each session better than the last.
As an intern, my daily responsibilities included many things that overall contributed to helping therapy sessions run smoothly. Such things ranged from setting up equipment in the gym, helping build obstacle courses, creating meaningful craft activities, to cleaning and disinfecting mats and equipment. Generally, I floated around the clinic working on such tasks and was available to help therapists during their sessions. There was always something to do and I really liked that everyday was uniquely different.
With such a positive environment, it was easy for me to not only learn a lot about occupational and speech therapy services but also learn a lot about myself and my personal career aspirations.