Practice in selection, analysis and intervention using occupations and therapeutic strategies appropriate to persons with physical disabilities. Selected knowledge bases, frames of reference and practice models related to human occupations, occupational performance and occupational adaptation in the human system and related contexts of age, life role, disability and environment will be emphasized.
Relationship to curriculum design
This is a foundation course with the focus on the OT process in clinical practice. Students will be evaluated on specific aspects of the following curriculum competencies at the introductory level: Basic Tenets of OT, Communication, Self-Awareness, Healthy Behaviors and Personal Growth, OT Theory/Models/FOR, Screen Evaluate and Refer, and Intervention Plan. Discovery of targeted information will be facilitated through structured didactic content, class discussion and small group work. Students will have the opportunity to apply information discovered through experiential lab activities. Students will reflect on readings as they complete assignments. Reflection on professional development will occur during the midterm and final evaluation of their personal professional development plan. Integration of targeted content will be facilitated through written assignments and in particular the case study project.