OTA 213: Physical Disabilities II: Theory and Practice

Credits 2
This course is a continuation of Physical Disabilities I and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the occupational therapy process in physical disabilities resulting from illness, disabling conditions or injury. This lecture/lab course will focus on how occupation forms the core of the profession. It will prepare students to apply theoretical treatment approaches to enhance occupational performance of person with these types of physical conditions. Evaluation tools and treatment techniques applied to specific diagnoses will be studied and practiced. Theories and practice models/frames of references are examined and applied to guide the evaluation and intervention process. Orthotic and adaptive devices utilized with specific diagnoses will be explored. Laboratory activities reflect current and emerging intervention processes and techniques. Prerequisites: All first year courses. Corequisites: All fall semester second year courses. (F-second year)