OTA 126 - Clinical Seminar 1 Credits: 1
Teaches students the basics of client-therapist interaction, documentation, clinical issues, and therapeutic techniques. Includes weekly discussion of concurrent clinical experiences.
Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 127 and OTA 128 ; and enrollment in OTA program.
Course Fee: $45.50
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Explain the role of sociocultural, socioeconomic, and diversity factors, as well as lifestyle choices in contemporary society to meet the needs of persons, groups, and populations (e.g., principles of psychology, sociology, and abnormal psychology).
- Explain the importance of 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.
- Therapeutic Use of Self: Identify technique used to develop therapeutic use of self, including one’s personality, insights, perceptions, and judgments, as part of the therapeutic process in both individual and group interaction.
- Clinical Reasoning: Articulate how to use e clinical reasoning to address occupation-based interventions, client factors, performance patterns, and performance skills.
- Need for Continued or Modified Intervention: Discuss the importance of collaboration with the client, caregiver, family, and significant others, the effect of occupational therapy intervention and the need for continued or modified intervention, and communicate the identified needs to the occupational therapist.
- Reimbursement Systems and Documentation: Discuss various reimbursement systems and funding mechanisms (e.g., federal, state, third party, private payer), treatment/diagnosis codes (e.g., CPT®, ICD, DSM® codes), and coding and documentation requirements that affect consumers and the practice of occupational therapy. Documentation must effectively communicate the need and rationale for occupational therapy services.
- Articulate the importance of and demonstrate ability to gather data for the purpose of screening and evaluation using methods including but not limited to specified screening tools, using skilled observation and consulting with the patient’s health care team (other professionals, family, and significant others).
- Articulate the importance of and demonstrate the ability to gather and share data for the purpose of evaluating client (s) occupational performance in activities of ADLs, IADLs, education, work, play, rest, sleep and social participation as it applies to the Occupational Therapy Performance Framework (OTPF).
- Articulate and demonstrate skills of collaboration with occupational therapists and other professionals on therapeutic interventions.
- Describe the role of the occupational therapy assistant in care coordination, case management, and transition service in traditional and emerging practice environment in their clinical environment.
- Articulate a novice level ability to implement treatment activity with patients/clients as assigned by fieldwork (FW) Clinical Instructor (CI).
- Identify and demonstrate effective work habits in the clinical setting.
- Understand the importance of self-knowledge in relation to the quality of one’s life and the choices one makes.
- To describe the role families play in the formation of identity and self-esteem.
- Describe various factors that should be considered in making sound ethical decisions.
- Conduct and document a screening and evaluation process.
- Intervene and implement occupational therapy processes.
- 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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