Utilizing structured instruction and guided lab experiences, students will define and apply the occupational therapy process to health maintenance and rehabilitation. Students will consider the interrelationship between occupational therapy performance components, occupational performance areas, and performance contexts. Emphasis will be on middle and older adulthood.
Relationship to curriculum design
Embedded within this course are opportunities for students to discover intervention techniques and critical thinking pathways, integrate these new skills with information and skills from the previous semester, apply these concepts to case scenarios at a beginner level, and then reflect on their ability to work with others in a professional manner. The students will be evaluated on the Basic Tenets Competency (2c) as follows: The competent graduate can analyze each aspect of occupation in order to safely and effectively formulate an intervention plan using compensatory strategies when appropriate.