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Health Careers Education
HL00376
Eldercare in Occupational Therapy
64.00
This course offers a wide variety of treatment programs, media and modalities useful in working with late-life adults. It includes a comprehensive review of the aging process, with all of its psychosocial and physical ramifications. It is also a study of concepts of aging and intervention techniques to be employed in different practice settings and specific concerns of working with both the well elderly and those with dysfunction, individually or in groups.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

-Explain the normal physical, psychological and emotional changes expected in the aging process.

-Analyze the concepts of aging and intervention techniques employed in different practice settings.

-Compare specific concerns of working with both the well elderly and those with dysfunction, individually or in groups.

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html
Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html


http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
Byers;Connon, S, et. al, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 2nd Edition (2004), Elsevier, ISBN: 9780323024303.


Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Occupational Therapy Assistant