OT 4735: Perception and Cognition: Evaluation and Treatment

Course description

This course will include concepts of visual, visual perceptual and cognitive evaluation and treatment carried out by occupational therapists in the clinical setting.  Underlying anatomy and neuroanatomy will be reviewed.

Relationship to curriculum design

This course allows the student to apply and integrate all previous knowledge in the curriculum with content and learning experiences that identify how the environment and tools within can assist with human adaptation through purposeful activity. Further integration will occur during this third semester through concurrent courses related to activities of daily living and assistive technology. Students will be evaluated in the problem solving competency as follows: The competent occupational therapy graduate recognizes problems in practice, analyzes problems from various perspectives and takes appropriate steps to address problems. The graduate integrates this ability with other abilities such as critical-thinking, creativity, adaptability, and innovation to address practice problems through a rational decision-making process.

Learning outcomes

  1. To review concepts of anatomy and neuroanatomy related to vision, visual perception and cognition.
  2. Explore conceptual models of visual perception and cognition.
  3. Define terms associated with vision, visual perception and cognition.
  4. To explore formal and informal methods of evaluation of vision, visual perception and cognition.
  5. To provide beginning competence in treatment of visual, visual perceptual and cognitive deficits.
  6. Be able to use the current frames of reference for vision, visual perception and cognition.
  7. To foster clinical reasoning for application of materials learned in the class.