Oct 26, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 102 - Occupational Performance

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the practice framework, the utilization of occupation within the profession, task analysis, and grading and adapting of tasks will be the major focus. Study of how evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning utilizes the components of the practice framework within a variety of contexts will be incorporated as well.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • articulate the definition of occupational therapy;
  • articulate an understanding of the importance of the history and philosophical base of the profession of occupational therapy;
  • analyze and discuss how history and the social climate influence practice;
  • discuss the therapeutic use of occupation and activity to include preparatory methods, practice skills, and occupation-based activity;
  • identify how various settings such as medical facilities, school-based settings, community based settings, etc impact the delivery of occupational therapy services;
  • describe the social conditions and the ethical contexts in which humans choose to engage in occupations;
  • articulate the importance of balancing areas of occupation with achievement of health and wellness;
  • explain the role of occupation in the promotion of health and prevention of disease/disability for the individual, family, and society;
  • describe the meaning of occupation/activity to include the areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, activity demands, contexts, and clients factors (Practice Framework);
  • identify how contextual factors impact the management and delivery of occupational therapy services;
  • exhibit the ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, contexts and activity demands;
  • articulate the unique nature and value of occupation to consumers, employers, third party payers and the general public;
  • promote occupational therapy by educating other professionals, service providers, consumers, and the general public;
  • describe how social, economic, political, geographic, or demographic factors impact the practice of occupational therapy;
  • describe how environments, tools, materials, and occupations and can be adapted and graded to meet the needs of patients/clients/children and the socio-cultural context;
  • articulate the role of the OT and OTA within screening and evaluation, the importance of supervision, and the rationale for collaborative teamwork;
  • describe the OT process from referral through discontinuation of services to include referral to consultants and services in other areas related to the care of the individual;
  • describe the process of gathering/sharing data for the purpose of evaluating a client's participation in occupation utilizing the components of the practice framework;
  • describe when to recommend to the OT the need for referring clients for additional evaluation;
  • describe the reasons for documentation to include the rationale for service and treatment plan, ensuring accountability of service provision, and reimbursement for service;
  • describe the discharge process by: reviewing the needs of the client, family, and caregivers; recommend to the OT the need for discharge; make recommendations to include adaptations, programs, and referrals;
  • state the role of the practitioner to address changes in service delivery and to promote changes within the delivery system;
  • describe the various reimbursement systems to include federal, state, third party, and private pay; and
  • identify strategies to assist the consumer in gaining access to OT services.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in OTA program and completion of developmental English and math.
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The Course Outline for OT 102 is in the process of a re-write for FA 19. The course description and course outcomes are anticipated to change.