OTA 127 - Clinical Seminar Lab
Students demonstrate skills at a novice level to gather necessary information to implement evaluation, treatment, and occupational profile of the client, document occupational therapy service, implement treatment based on the OTPF. Students also demonstrate professional behaviors required to be successful in the fieldwork.
Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 126 and OTA 128 ; and enrollment in OTA program.
Course Fee: $216.50
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).
- Demonstrate a novice ability to 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.
- Therapeutic Use of Self: Demonstrate 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: Demonstrate clinical reasoning to address occupation-based interventions, client factors, performance patterns, and performance skills.
- Need for Continued or Modified Intervention: Monitor and reassess, in 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: Demonstrate knowledge of 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.
- 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).
- Demonstrate skills of collaboration with occupational therapists and other professionals on therapeutic interventions.
- Demonstrate effective work habits in the clinical setting.
- The application of treatment theories and techniques used in the assigned clinics.
- Demonstrate a novice level ability to document therapy service to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement agencies, and FW site facility while accurately communicating the rationale and effectiveness of therapy services.
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).
- 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.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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