Oct 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 218 - Disabilities of Development and Aging Lab

Credit Hours: 1

This laboratory course engages students in application of the OT process and practice framework as they relate to service settings, interventions, and technology across the lifespan.  Emphasis is placed on areas of occupation including work, social participation, community mobility, play/leisure, and performance skills including sensory, perceptual, motor and praxis, emotional regulation, cognitive, communication, and social.

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

  • demonstrate skills of collaboration to assist with the development of occupation-based intervention plans and strategies (including goals and methods to achieve them) based on the stated needs of the client, data gathered during the evaluation process, and current evidence in occupational therapy practice while working in collaboration with the client/family, occupational therapist, and other professionals; (B.5.1, B.5.25)*;
  • select, provide, grade and adapt interventions (occupation-based, purposeful activities, preparatory methods and tasks, education and training) while demonstrating therapeutic use of self to address safety, health, and wellness for occupational performance in all life areas, client factors, performance patterns, context, and performance skills; (B.2.8, B.5.1, B.5.2, B.5.3, B.5.5, B.5.7, B.5.12, B. 5.17, B.5.18, B.5.23, B.5.24)*;
  • articulate justification for and provide development, remediation, environmental adaptation, and teach compensatory strategies for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral skills, and sensory functions across the lifespan (e.g. electronic aids to daily living, seating and positioning systems) when desired life tasks cannot be performed, to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being; (B.5.6, B.5.8, B.5.9, B.5.10, B.2.10, B.5.24)*;
  • implement group interventions within a geriatric setting based on principles of group development and group dynamics; (B.5.4)*;                    
  • apply technologies to enhance community mobility, including public transportation, community access, and issues related to driver rehabilitation for the older individual; (B.5.13)*;
  • demonstrate task analysis in areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, activity demands, context(s) and environments, and client factors to implement the intervention plan; (B.2.7)*;
  • facilitate discharge planning by reviewing the needs of the client, caregiver, family and significant others, available resources, and discharge environment, and identify those needs to the occupational therapist, client, and relevant others including identification of community, human, and fiscal resources as well as recommendations for environmental adaptations and home programming; (B.5.29)*; and
  • demonstrate the skills to read and understand a scholarly report. (B.8.8)*.


*ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) Learning Standards    

Prerequisites: OT 120, 150, PS 202
Corequisites: OT 219
F (N)