OTA 121 - Developmental Disabilities 1 Lab Credits: 2
Lab allows for practical experience in administering screening tools and standardized assessments, and the development of interventions to meet the needs of children with common heritable diseases, genetic conditions, mental illness, disability, trauma, and injury. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge and experiential learning of approaches and techniques that are used with children.
Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 120 ; and enrollment in OTA program.
Course Fee: $17.50
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of:
- The structure and function of the human body to include the biological and physical sciences, neurosciences, kinesiology, and biomechanics.
- Human development throughout the lifespan (infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). Course content must include, but is not limited to, developmental psychology.
- Concepts of human behavior to include the behavioral sciences, social sciences, and science of occupation.
- Apply scientific evidence, theories, models of practice, and frames of reference that underlie the practice of occupational therapy to guide and inform interventions for persons, groups, and populations in a variety of practice contexts and environments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the interaction of occupation and activity, including areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, context(s) and environments, and client factors.
- Explain to consumers, potential employers, colleagues, third-party payers, regulatory boards, policymakers, and the general public the distinct nature of occupation and the evidence that occupation supports performance, participation, health, and well-being.
- Clinical Reasoning: Demonstrate clinical reasoning to address occupation-based interventions, client factors, performance patterns, and performance skills.
- Occupation-Based Interventions: Utilize clinical reasoning to facilitate occupation-based interventions that address client factors. This must include interventions focused on promotion, compensation, adaptation, and prevention.
- Standardized and Non-standardized Screening and Assessment Tools: Contribute to the evaluation process of client(s)’ occupational performance, including an occupational profile, by administering standardized and non-standardized screenings and assessment tools and collaborating in the development of occupation-based intervention plans and strategies. Explain the importance of using psychometrically sound assessment tools when considering client needs, and cultural and contextual factors to deliver evidence-based intervention plans and strategies. Intervention plans and strategies must be client centered, culturally relevant, reflective of current occupational therapy practice, and based on available evidence.
- Reporting Data: Under the direction of an occupational therapist, collect, organize, and report on data for evaluation of client outcomes.
- Remediation and Compensation: Demonstrate an understanding of the intervention strategies that remediate and/or compensate for functional cognitive deficits, visual deficits, and psychosocial and behavioral health deficits that affect occupational performance.
- Provide Interventions and Procedures:
Provide direct interventions and procedures to persons, groups, and populations to enhance safety, health and wellness, and performance in occupations. This must include the ability to select and deliver occupations and activities, preparatory methods and tasks (including therapeutic exercise), education and training, and advocacy.
- Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders: Demonstrate interventions that address dysphagia and disorders of feeding and eating, and train others in precautions and techniques while considering client and contextual factors.
- Demonstrate mastery of the occupational therapy foundational content requirements.
- Discuss the basic tenets of occupational therapy.
- Conduct and document a screening and evaluation process.
- Intervene and implement occupational therapy processes.
- Assist in the management of occupational therapy services.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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