Jun 06, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

OTA.-225 Assistive Technology & Techniques in OT

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-100, OTA.-100 and OTPT-113. Co-requisite: OTA.-225L .
This course studies assistive technology and techniques to assist individuals in greater independence and accessibility. Students learn about adaptations and devices for physical hearing visual and cognitive impairments. The concept of Universal Design home modification and workplace ergonomics are studied. Transfers wheelchair management driver rehabilitation and community mobility are taught. Students learn basic splint fabrication. The lab component of this course allows students to practice skills learned in class.

Course Outcomes
1. Articulate and utilize principles of low and high tech assistive devices to enhance occupational performance 2. Enhance mobility skills 3. Modify environment and processes concerning client’s home, work and play/leisure activities 4. Fabricate, apply, fit, and train in splints/slings to enhance occupational performance