Ivy Rehab Pediatric Occupational Therapy Residency Program

The Ivy Rehab Pediatric Occupational Therapy Residency is a one-year, clinically based program created to excel the professional development of clinicians in the field of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Expert clinicians will serve as faculty to guide, instruct and mentor each resident in the development of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise throughout the course of the residency program.  Additionally, the residency program is designed to prepare residents to successfully complete the AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) exam.

Application deadline for the participants: September 30, 2023


The Ivy Rehab Pediatric Occupational Therapy Residency Program provides a structured and robust didactic curriculum that is designed to enhance clinical reasoning and advance skills while incorporating the most recent evidence-based practices.  This program utilizes a blended model of delivery for our didactic curriculum that includes online self-study modules, live online learning, journal/book club, case review, independent study, AAOTA’s Board Certification in Pediatrics exam review course, and live in-person weekend courses that are to be completed over the course of this comprehensive 12-month residency program.   

Admissions Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
  • Active OT licensure in the current state of practice
  • Employed as a full-time Occupational Therapist by Ivy Rehab Network at the time of the program start date.
  • Required membership in AOTA by the start of the program
  • Commitment to completing all program requirements
  • Commitment to taking AOTA’s Board Certification in Pediatrics exam at the earliest eligibility

Start Date

  • January 1, 2023



Program Director

  • Brittany Bosley, OTR/L, CIMI-2 | Email: Brittany.Bosley@ivyrehab.com
  • Sarah Goncalves PT, DPT, Ph.D.(c), PCS, CI | Email: Sarah.Goncalves@ivyrehab.com

Additional Information

  • Brittany Bosley, OTR/L, CIMI-2  | Email: Brittany.Bosley@ivyrehab.com 
  • Sarah Goncalves PT, DPT, Ph.D.(c), PCS, CI | Email: Sarah.Goncalves@ivyrehab.com
  • Christina Bentrewicz PT, DPT, OCS | Email: cbentrewicz@ivyrehab.com


  • Amanda Teusch

    “There are so many highlights from this experience. First, being a part of the first cohort of a program that will make waves in the therapy community is an honor. The DIR and Star certification courses are the most important courses I have ever taken. Connecting with so many Ivy teammates is truly priceless. We all have experienced this together, will always be connected, have strengthened our services and brand, and will be a industry leader because of this program. It doesn’t get more Ivy than that! #OneIvy #Igotmyteam” – Amanda Teusch, COTA, Komoko, IN

  • Stephanie Touloupas

    “I would recommend the residency to grow in knowledge and clinical skills to advance your practice and create an open and dynamic network of practitioners to learn and grow with. The pediatric OT cohort has been very beneficial in brainstorming ideas, adjusting to implementing these new practices into treatment sessions, and overall support and encouragement for the day-to-day aspects of our job.” – Stephanie Touloupas, OTD, OTR/L, General Booth, VA 

  • Lorine Forman

    I was encouraged to apply since I was newer to outpatient, even though I had so much experience.  I really enjoyed DIR and would recommend the residency to newer clinicians.” – Lorine Forman, OTR/L, Lawrenceville, NJ