OTR 826 Occupational Therapy Process: Physical Disabilities

This course is designed to apply biomechanical, neurobiological, and occupation-based models and frames of reference for occupational therapy intervention with adults with physical dysfunction. Students will apply an occupation-based and client-centered approach to identification of appropriate evaluation and intervention strategies for clients in a variety of occupational therapy practice contexts including hospital settings, rehabilitation centers, intermediate and long-term care facilities, and home environments. Students will synthesize knowledge of the use standardized evaluation tools, research-based intervention strategies and adaptive techniques, to utilize clinical reasoning/problem solving strategies for establishing effective client-centered intervention plans to enable maximum independence in occupational performance. The ability to identify and synthesize research evidence from appropriate sources to identify the most effective assessments and interventions in the arena of physical disabilities will be emphasized. Level I Fieldwork with adult clients with physical disabilities will be provided to permit students to apply classroom learning to real-life clinical experience. PREREQUISITE(S): OTR800