Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Full major status in Occupational Therapy.
Course Attribute:
Community Engaged Learning
The rationale and process for developing occupation-based programs either in the community or reaching out to the community at the population level will be explored in-depth. Using group process, students will identify, explore, and complete a needs assessment, and develop a community-based, occupation-centered program with a program evaluation component. Factors to be considered will be service delivery models, social and occupational justice perspectives, family and caregiver dynamics, health promotion, professional communication and leadership skills, and current evidence relevant to the population and context of each new program developed by the students. Another component of the class focuses on the assessment and problem-solving involved with ADA issues. The Level I experience will be completed in a rural area or with an urban community agency assisting an under-served population.