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Occupational Therapy Assistant

OTAC110  Fundamentals In Occupational Therapy - 2 Class Hours/1 Lab Hours/1 Credit
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to basic body movements, relating them to activities of daily living, therapeutic media, and the effects of decreased motion in specific diagnostic conditions. Activity analysis is introduced addressing a developmental progression of activities of daily living and selected therapeutic media projects. (Co/Prerequisite: AHLC104)

OTAC125  Therapeutic Principles - 1 Class Hour/5 Lab Hours/3 Credits
This lab skills course is designed to ground the student in the basic principles and foundations of practice in Occupational Therapy. Principles of motion and kinesiology will be reviewed, as well as the foundation in therapeutic activity, activity analysis, group dynamics and the introduction to therapeutic use of self. (Co/Prerequisites: AHLC135, AHLC104, SCIC201, OTAC110)

OTAC190  Level I Fieldwork Experience - 1 Class Hour/6 Credits
Level I Fieldwork begins as an integral part of early academic course work, with observation visits of normal human development. Level I continues into second semester as students apply their newly learned therapeutic analysis and activity techniques to a disabled population in the areas of psychosocial, physical or developmental dysfunction including ethical and multicultural considerations. Summer semester, each student is placed in a variety of occupational therapy settings in the New England area. Two seminar classes are held at the College during a 6 week period for students to share and process their experiences in fieldwork. (Prerequisites: All First Year AHLC and OTAC courses, SCIC201, SCIC202, PSYC101) (32-40 hr/wk x 6 wk clinical) (Total 24 days/192 hour minimum)

OTAC212  Developmental Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/2 Lab Hours/2 Credits
This course includes Occupational Therapy theories and treatments for individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities. Utilizing the standard therapeutic process, the student will apply theory and technique in screening and evaluation, treatment planning, service provision, documentation and program evaluation. The various roles and responsibilities of the COTA will be explored. (Co/Prerequisites: AHLC114, AHLC112, PSYC101, OTAC110, OTAC125)

OTAC213  Psychosocial Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
Occupational Therapy treatment of common psychosocial behavior problems of individuals is discussed. Client assessment, group process, and therapeutic communication are included. (Co/Prerequisite: OTAC190)

OTAC214  Physical Disabilities in Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/3 Lab Hours/2 Credits
This practice-oriented course provides the student with basic skills in assessment, treatment planning, treatment techniques and documentation as related to physical dysfunction. Included are biomechanical, neurodevelopmental and sensory integrative treatment techniques, splinting, casting and the use of adaptive devices. (Co/Prerequisite: OTAC190)

OTAC220  Seminar In Occupational Therapy - 1 Class Hour/1 Credit
This course provides a seminar for guided student exchange on trends and issues of Occupational Therapy related to the Level II Fieldwork Experiences. (Co/Prerequisite: OTAC290, OTAC291) (16 hr seminar–over 4 class meetings)

OTAC290  Level IIA Fieldwork Experience - 6 Credits
Psychosocial service agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, community health care agencies, school systems, and other human service facilities provide affiliating experiences for students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Two supervised eight-week experiences provide practice in Occupational Therapy skills. (Prerequisite: All required AHLC, OTAC and PSYC courses) (40 hr/wk x 8 wk clinical) (320 hours)

OTAC291  Level IIB Fieldwork Experience - 6 Credits
Psychosocial service agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, community health care agencies, school systems, and other human service facilities provide affiliating experiences for students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Two supervised eight-week experiences provide practice in Occupational Therapy skills. (Prerequisite: All required AHLC and OTAC courses) (40 hr/wk x 8 wk clinical) (320 hours)