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Health Careers Education
HL00373
Therapeutic Activities in Occupational Therapy
48.00
This course provides the student with experience conducting individual and group activities, promoting the idea of therapeutic use of self. This course will acquaint the student with life skills activities, games, and everyday coping skills. This course will emphasize adaptation techniques for a variety of life activities and their purpose in treatment.
Cindy Schneider
405-743-5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
Foundational Content Requirement

-Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

-Employ logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving and creativity.




Basic Tenets of Occupational Therapy

-Be able to differentiate among occupation, activity and purposeful activity.

- Understand the meaning and dynamics of occupation and purposeful activity including the interaction of performance areas, performance components, and performance contexts.

- Acknowledge and understand the importance of the balance of performance areas to the achievement of health and wellness.

-Exhibit the ability to analyze tasks relative to performance areas, performance components and performance contexts.

- Demonstrate appreciation for the individual's perception of quality of life, well-being and occupation to promote health and prevention of injury and disease.

- Understand the need for and the use of compensatory strategies when desired life tasks cannot be performed.




Screening and Evaluation

-Administer selected assessments and use occupation for the purpose of assessment.

-Document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services.

Documentation shall effectively communicate the need and rationale for occupational therapy services.




Intervention and Implementation

-Select, adapt and sequence relevant occupations and purposeful activities that support the intervention goals and plan as written by the occupational therapist.

These occupations and purposeful activities shall be directly related to performance areas, performance components and performance contexts. They shall be meaningful to the client, maximizing participation and independence.

-Use individual and group interaction and therapeutic use of self as a means of achieving therapeutic goals.

-Adapt the environment, tools, materials and occupations to the needs of clients and their sociocultural context.

-Demonstrate the ability to interact through written, oral and nonverbal communication with client/family/significant others, colleagues, other health providers and the public.

-Use therapeutic adaptation with occupations pertinent to the needs of the client. This shall include, but not be limited to, family/care provider training, environmental and behavioral modifications, orthotics, prosthetics, assistive devices, equipment and other technologies.

-Exhibit the ability to use the teaching-learning process with client/family/significant others, colleagues, other health providers and the public. This includes assisting learners to identify their needs and objectives and using educational methods that will support those needs and objectives.

-Demonstrate the ability to use safety precautions with the client during therapeutic intervention, such as contraindications and use of infection control standards that include, but are not limited to, universal precautions.

-Modify intervention approaches to reflect the changing needs of the client.




Assist in Management of Occupational Therapy Services

-Maintainand organize treatment areas, equipment and supply inventory.






Professional Ethics, Values, and Responsibilities

-Develop an understanding of personal and professional abilities and competencies as they relate to job responsibilities.

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


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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