Course Code and Number:OSOT230 Course Title:THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS III Credits: 2 Cr.
This course is an introduction to the use of occupational therapy for clients with physical, sensory and/or cognitive dysfunction resulting from physical illness or injury. Emphasis is on client-centered, meaningful occupation for the purpose of rehabilitation, skill maintenance and prevention of decline in occupational performance across the lifespan. Meaningful occupation as a means of promoting psychosocial well-being in the presence of illness or disability is also emphasized. This course also focuses on refinement of the skills of analysis of activity demands, client factors, performance skills and client contexts. From this foundation, students explore current treatment theories and the role of the OTA in the areas of assessment, planning, implementation of treatment programs, program discontinuation, service management, continuing education and public relations. The process of searching for and critically reviewing occupational therapy professional literature is also examined. Readings, lectures, class activities, structured discussions and role-play experiences provide opportunities to integrate these concepts and theories throughout the course. This course is followed by fieldwork experience scheduled for an eight-week block of time.