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NOTE: No make-up examinations will be allowed. All examinations are to be taken on the scheduled date. Any paper submitted late will only be worth half of the possible point value. No paper will be accepted after one week of due date.

Department Grading Policy: In accordance with the grading policy of the Department of Occupational Therapy, seventy-three percent (73%) is required to receive a passing grade (C) in this course and to progress to the next level of occupational therapy courses.

The student's final course grade is determined by adding all points obtained over the semester and applying total points to the following grading scale:

A+ = 98 -100%C+ = 78 - 79.9%

A   = 93 - 97.9%C   = 73 - 77.9%

A-  = 90 - 92.9%C-  = 70 - 72.9%

B+ = 88 - 89.9%D+ = 68 - 69.9%

B   = 83 - 87.9%D   = 63 - 67.9%

B-  = 80 - 82.9%F   = 0 - 62.9%

Academic Honesty:

Cheating and plagiarism are not allowed and constitute academic dishonesty. In accordance with the University and Department Policies any student who engages in these activities may be subject to disciplinary action. See OT Department Students Manual for specifics.


If you have a disability that you believe will interfere with your ability to perform well in this class, please notify your instructor at the beginning of the semester. Please seek assistance through the Disabled Student Resource Center.

Specific Course Assignments:

I. Intervention Paper Presentation:

Students will form groups of 2-3 persons and select one of the cases from the first day of class. Each case is designed with deficits in several occupational performance areas. The group will then select two areas of occupational performance from the list provided below. Student groups may not select the same case and deficit occupational areas. Each group must identify an intervention method or technique that can be used to improve the function of their client in the occupational area. The intervention method or technique selected by the group must be approved by the instructor. The paper will consist of a 5-6 page typed paper, using APA format, and at least 3 recent (after 2000) references beyond the required texts. The group will also provide a 15 minute classroom presentation teaching the class the use of the intervention method or technique. Two copies of the paper must be submitted from each group. The paper and presentation must include the following:

1. Identify the current status of the client regarding the occupations you selected and the deficient performance skills and client factors that impact the occupational performance.

2. Provide a detailed description of the method or technique you will use to improve your client’s ability to perform tasks within your selected performance area. Explanation must include how the technique or intervention method is graded. During the class presentation you will be expected to demonstrate and teach your classmates the use of this technique or intervention method.

3. Identify a frame of reference or model of occupation linking the use of this technique with the client population in the case.

4. The paper must include a long term and short term goal for each occupation indicating the change in client performance anticipated when using this intervention method or technique.

5. Provide at least 3 references supporting the use of this technique to address the identified problem area. Please see the following to guide you: P & E ch. 9, 13, 18, 19, 30, 34, 35, & 36.

6. Identify the limitations of this technique or intervention method for this population.

7. At the time of presentation each group provides the class with an outline identifying the following:

a. Name of intervention method or techniqueb. Originators

c. Description of intervention or methodd. Anticipated outcomes

e. Limitations of approache. References

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