OTA 255 - Physical Disabilities Practice
The course provides in-depth opportunities for students to develop assessment, intervention planning, intervention, and documentation skills to address a wide range of adult and geriatric physical disabilities and conditions typically treated by occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. Topics include but are not limited to stroke, spinal cord inury, fractures and joint replacements, head injury, and cardiopulmonary disorders. The use of splinting, orthotics, modalities, and assistive technology in treatment will also be presented. Students will learn to adapt the environment, tools, materials, and occupations to meet the self-care, work/play, and leisure needs of the adult and geriatric population. Lab activities, site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply physical disabilities treatment principles to practice.
Prerequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA prerequisite courses.
Corequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 260 , OTA 265 , OTA 259
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