OT 4720 Occupational Analysis and Adaptation

Course description

This course provides students with experience in activity analysis and adaptation. Breaking down activities into subtasks for individuals with disabilities and creating or providing adaptations or accommodations is a primary role of the occupational therapist. In addition, this course introduces students basic technology related to adaptation for mobility, communication, splinting, home evaluation and adaptation, leisure and vocation.

Relationship to the curriculum design

This course allows the student to apply and intergrate 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.