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2021-22 Student Handbook and Catalog 
2021-22 Student Handbook and Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OCTA 138 - Therapeutic Modalities

Introduces a variety of activities as therapeutic modalities used in the delivery of occupational therapy (OT) services. Students learn and apply activity analysis skills to life tasks and activities defined by the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Classroom assignments emphasize the development of skills, clinical reasoning, and the safe use of materials, tools, and equipment. Students learn to generate and analyze therapeutic applications of activities and to adapt and grade activities for a variety of patient populations. Analysis of the physical, cognitive, and sociocultural aspects of therapeutic modalities will be explored. Issues of planning for and working with small groups will be discussed. Students will select appropriate therapeutic activities, have an opportunity to develop clinical observation skills, and begin to develop skills for “therapeutic use of self”. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
(PCS 1.2, 2 credit hours - 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)