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Occupational Therapy (O T)

O T 103 (US) Occupational Performance Across the Life Span (3) Analysis of occupations from birth to death including descriptions of occupational performance and factors which influence performance.

O T 103 Occupational Performance Across the Life Span (3)

The focus of this course is an in-depth understanding of occupations across the life span. Students engage in an analysis of occupations including: activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. Specific descriptors are used to discuss occupational performance from the perspective of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Areas which influence performance skills and patterns are studied and applied. Topics include: areas of occupations engaged in by individuals from birth to death; performance skills and patterns, context, activity demands, and client factors which impact occupational performance, definitions of grading, adapting, and analyzing occupational performance to support meaningful and socially relevant participation in day-to-day occupations. This course is required in the accredited 20T major and provides the foundation for understanding and applying the concepts related to occupations within the occupational therapy assistant intervention courses which follow. Evaluation methods include: written examination, and graded written/oral assignments. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the 20T major.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: O T 100S, O T 101

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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