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7. Utilize occupation based models to design an intervention plan

a.Model of Human Performance

b.Ecology of Human Performance

c.Person-Environment-Occupation Model

7. Discuss and demonstrate neurorehabilitation intervention techniques addressing the following deficits in individuals who have a neurological disorder:

a. Sensory loss b. Coordination problems

c. Perceptual disturbanced. Persistent pain

e. Cognitive problemsf. Diminished self-care skills

g. Diminished leisure activities

8. Discuss the role of the Occupational Therapist and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant when working with an individual with a specific neurological disorder.

a. Intervention strategies

b. Environmental modifications and equipment needs

c. Role within various treatment settings of hospital, community, and home

d. Team interaction including other professionals working with the individual

e. Interaction with family members

f. Occupational roles and personal choice

Methods of Instruction:

Lectures/Learning Exercises/Laboratory ExperiencesGroup Presentations

Reading AssignmentsClass Discussion

Audio-Visual MaterialsCase Study Method

Required Texts:

Gertz, S. D. (1999). Liebman's Neuroanatomy Made Easy and Understandable, 6th Ed. Gaithersburg, MD:

Aspen Publ. (G)

Gutman, S. A. & Schonfeld, A.B. (2003). Screening Adult Neurologic Populations. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

(G & S)

Pedretti, L.W. & Early, M.B. (2001). Occupational Therapy Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 5th Ed. St.

Louis, MO: C.V.Mosby Co. (P & E)

Zoltan, B. (1996). Vision, Perception, and Cognition, 3rd Ed. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc. (Z)

Course Manual: Schultz-Krohn: OCTH 131: Course Reader. Available at A.S. Print Shop. (CM).

Access to a medical dictionary is a necessity for this course. Please see a suggested text below but other medical dictionaries may be used.

Suggested Texts:

Medical Dictionary/Resource Book such as:

McDonough, J.T. (2001). Stedman's Concise Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions,

Illustrated, 4th  Ed. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.

Umphred, D. (2001). Neurological Rehabilitation, 4th  Ed. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Co. (U)

Assignments and Evaluation Criteria:

Basis of Evaluation:Percent of Grade

Intervention Technique Paper & Presentation10%

Diagnostic Paper & Presentation10%

Laboratory Examination 5%

Quizzes (2 quizzes each worth 5 %)10%

Test I20%

Test II20%

Comprehensive Final25%

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