OTA231 - OTA and Special Settings
This course focuses on the settings which require the OT assistant to be an independent self-starter. Occupational therapy practice with elderly clients in long term care, assisted living and home health care, pediatric clients in school settings, and injured workers in work condition programs are covered.
- Express support for the quality of life, well-being, and occupation of the individual, group, or population to promote physical and mental health and prevention of injury and disease considering the context (e.g., cultural, physical, social, personal,
- Describe the role of the occupational therapy assistant in care coordination, case management, and transition services in traditional and emerging practice environments.
- Provide fabrication, application, fitting, and training in orthotic devices used to enhance occupational performance and participation, and training in the use of prosthetic devices.
- Recognize and communicate the need to refer to specialists (both internal and external to the profession) for consultation and intervention.
- Understand when and how to use the consultative process where appropriate with specific consumers or consumer groups as directed by an occupational therapist.
- Identify the skills necessary to follow a research protocol including accurate and confidential collection of data and related documentation.
- Identify and explain the need for supervisory roles, responsibilities, and collaborative professional relationships between the occupational therapist and the occupational therapy assistant, particularly in specialized settings.
- Promote the use of appropriate home and community programming to support performance in the client’s natural environment and participation in all contexts relevant to the client.
- Demonstrate skills to read and understand a scholarly report, including the ability to articulate how scholarly activities and literature contribute to the development of the profession.