Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTA 190 Assistive Technology

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to assistive equipment including simple tools, seating and positioning devices, and computer use in therapeutic interventions. These assistive technologies are an important part of the practice of occupational therapy.

Prerequisites: OTA 120 , OTA 211 , OTA 180 , and OTA 217 .

Corequisites: OTA 218 , OTA 219 , and OTA 227 .

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Create a piece of assistive equipment that can be used in an OT Clinic
  • Demonstrate the proper use of common assistive equipment used by OTAs
  • Present the different uses of assistive technology in treatment for persons with  physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral problems
  • Research computer applications for persons with disabilities and demonstrate competence in at least one
  • Perform a seating system analysis for a standard wheelchair used by patients; describe the clinical reasoning used to make any recommendation for changes

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20