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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 102 - Occupational Performance


Credit Hours: 3

To familiarize the student with the philosophy of the profession from a historical through contemporary perspective. Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, including the Domain, which outlines the profession’s scope and the areas its members have an established body of knowledge and expertise, and the Process, which describes the actions practitioners take when providing services that are client centered and focused on engagement in occupations. The utilization of occupation within the profession, task analysis, and grading/adapting of tasks will be a major focus.

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

  • explain the importance of the history and philosophical base of the profession of occupational therapy and discuss the influence of OT history and OT theory on the practice of occupational therapy as well as how social, economic, political, geographic and demographic factors impact OT practice;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the influence of environmental, sociocultural, socioeconomic and diversity factors (including disability) on human engagement in occupation and explain how this knowledge facilitates development of, and appreciation for, cultural competency;
  • explain the role of occupation in the promotion of health and prevention of disease/disability for the individual, family, and society and the importance of balancing areas of occupation with achievement of health and wellness;
  • discuss activity demands and the types of occupational therapy interventions (use of occupation and purposeful activities, as well as preparatory methods, tasks, education/training, advocacy, and group interventions) to support client goals and address client factors/performance skills/ performance patterns/contexts;
  • explain the OT process from referral to discontinuation including the process of gathering and sharing data for the purpose of screening/evaluation (utilizing components of the OT practice framework), recognizing and communicating the need for referral of clients, use of the consultative process, the discharge planning process (to include consideration of resources upon discharge and discharge environment) and recognizing and communicating the need for termination of OT services;
  • describe how environments, tools, materials, and occupations and can be adapted and graded to meet the needs of clients; and
  • exhibit the ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, contexts and activity demands.


Prerequisites: Matriculation into OTA Program and completion of all developmental English, successful completion of developmental Math up through Math 006, and computer literacy as established by life experience or CS 101.
Corequisites: OT 101
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