Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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OTA 123 - Physical Disabilities 1 Lab

Credits: 2
Basic assessment and treatment techniques as it relates to adult physical disabilities. Lab allows for practical experience in patient assessment, transfers and daily living skills.

Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 122 ; or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $61.50

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Contribute to the evaluation process of client(s)’ occupational performance, including an occupational profile, by administering standardized and nonstandardized 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. Explain the need for and demonstrate strategies with assistive technologies and devices (e.g., electronic aids to daily living, seating and positioning systems) used to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being.

  6. Provide training in techniques to enhance functional mobility, including physical transfers, wheelchair management and mobility devices.

  7. Utilize clinical reasoning to facilitate occupation-based interventions that address client factors. This must include interventions focused on promotion, compensation, adaptation, and prevention.

  8. Under the direction of an occupational therapist, collect, organize, and report on data for evaluation of client outcomes. 

  9. Demonstrate the principles of the teaching- learning process using educational methods and health literacy education approaches:  

    · To design activities and clinical training for persons, groups, and populations.  

    · To instruct and train the client, caregiver, family, significant others, and communities at the level of the audience. 

  10. Understand the difference between quantitative and qualitative research studies. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the occupational therapy foundational content requirements.
  2. Conduct and document a screening and evaluation process.
  3. Intervene and implement occupational therapy processes.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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.

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