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OTA-270

Occupational Performance in the Elderly

The third in a sequence of courses addressing the emergence of occupational behaviors, skills and life roles in humans throughout the lifespan.  This course presents theoretical frameworks and models for understanding the occupational nature of the elderly at home, in work-related environments, in temporary and long-term institutional settings, and in the community.  Approaches to applying the occupational therapy process by the occupational therapy assistant is studied within the contexts of a variety of disorders, conditions and circumstances affecting this period of human development. Varied service delivery contexts are considered along with the performance expectations of the OTA in each setting.  Students are exposed to specialized interventions such as low vision, fall prevention and driver rehabilitation.

Credits:
5.0

Prerequisite:
OTA230, OTA250, OTA260

Corequisite:
None

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