Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Instructor
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Kathleen Babcock came to the college in 1998, serving as adjunct Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She joined the full-time faculty in 2014. Babcock, a graduate of the program, is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with more than 16 years in the field of pediatric occupational therapy. Clinical positions she has held include the Kiryas Joel School District in New York, and Sparta Township Public Schools and Vernon Township Public Schools in New Jersey.
Babcock’s teaching experiences include Principles of OT II-Pediatrics and Introduction to OT, the first course in the OTA program curriculum. She brings real-world experience as an OTA into the classroom and enjoys being more involved with the first-semester students.
As Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Babcock is responsible for ensuring the program complies with fieldwork standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. She secures more than 100 clinical placements each semester and oversees the fieldwork affiliations for all students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She recently designed and instructs an NBCOT exam review session for Level II fieldwork students and program graduates to facilitate success on the national certification examination.
Babcock is pursuing a master’s degree from Kansas State University in Adult and Continuing Education with a Certification in Academic Advising.
- BS Environmental Science/Human Ecology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1981
- AAS Occupational Therapy Assistant, Rockland Community College, 1997
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- New York State Unified Teachers Association
- Alpha Eta Allied Health Honor Society
- Phi Sigma Omicron Honor Society
- Special Olympics New Jersey
- “Tips and Tricks to Improve Academic Achievement,” 2014
- “Fostering Independence,” 2010 and 2013
- “Promoting Fine Motor Development in the Pre-School Setting,” 2009
- “After Graduation: Transition to Work,” 2007