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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

OTA.-135 OTA Assessments

Credits 3 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076; OTPT-113, OTPT-100 and OTA.-100. Co-requisite: OTA.-135L
Appropriate assessments of motor sensory skills and treatment strategies for these areas to maximize participation in meaningful occupations and improve independence are taught. An overview of physical agent modalities as they are used in occupation therapy are provided. Relevant psychosocial and socioeconomic considerations are addressed. In lab the student will practice assessment and treatment techniques.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate beginning skill in the assessment of motor and sensory skills 2. Demonstrate beginning skill in utilizing selected assessments 3. Beginning understand of how deficits in motor and/or sensory performance skills impacts the client’s occupational performance 4. List general purposes of therapeutic exercises 5.Demosnratet proper technique in selected therapeutic exercises 6. Select appropriate therapeutic exercises for a given condition 7. Discuss cultural, socioeconomic and developmental factors that may influence the selection of intervention activities 8. Utilize various media for treatment, such as theraband, theraputty, and skateboard, to meet goals involving strength, ROM, endurance, balance, sensory retraining and coordination 9. Utilize occupational based activities to meat goals of strength, ROM, endurance, balance, sensory retraining and coordination 10. State the role of physical agent modalities in occupational therapy as a preparatory activity to improve occupational performance 11. List the indication and contraindications for the use of the following modalities: warm/cool, electrical, ultrasound, iontophoresis, interferential, hi-volt, kinesiotaping 12. State the roles of COTA in all of the above areas