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ASOT OTD Capstone Project Student Handbook

This manual will provide students, facutly, administration, and partnering agencies with a description of the process and procedures of the ASOT OTD Capstone Project.

OT 740 Evaluation, Intervention, & Outcomes: Work, Industry, and Orthopedic Practice

Course Description

Emphasizes assessment of occupational performance, client factors and environmental context(s) of work, industry, and community. The utilization of superficial and deep physical agent modalities as preparatory methods, the design and fabrication of orthotic devices for enhancing occupational performance and interventions for wound healing are examined. Measures to manage pain, enhance mobility and encourage health and wellness are emphasized. This course has a lab component to provide the opportunity to apply knowledge and develop reasoning skills for entry-level practice. Effectively communicating and working interprofessionally for diagnosing, executing and evaluating therapeutic intervention(s) and client outcomes are highlighted.

This course aligns with knowledge, skills, and understanding of developing the competency for completing OT 900: Occupational Therapy Capstone. Students learn how to evaluate clients and the factors that impact occupational performance in work, industry, and orthopedic settings.  Students explore the use of modalities, orthotics, provocative tests and assessments, and interventions for functional outcomes.  Communication skills and working interprofessionally as members of a rehabilitation team are explored in work, industry, and orthopedic practice.

  • Clinical practice skills:  Client evaluation, superficial and deep modalities, orthotic fabrication, Assessments, interventions for functional outcomes (1, a, b, e, f, h, 8-quizzes) 
  • Research skills: Critically Appraised Topic (1, b) Analysis and application of Seminal Articles (1,5, b)
  • Administration: CPT Codes, Durable Medical Equipment Coding, (1, f)
  • Leadership: Communication and interprofessional roles (1,  a,b,d,e,f,g)

OT 750 Evaluation, Intervention, & Outcomes: Rehabilitation Practice

Course Description

Emphasizes occupational therapy assessment and intervention related to rehabilitation services for pathological conditions requiring skilled occupational therapy services. Examination of rehabilitative principles including sensorimotor, visual perceptual, and cognitive evaluation and intervention approaches is explored. Students will demonstrate competency in wheelchair management, neurological splint fabrication and interventions to remediate or compensate for neuromotor and/or cognitive deficits. This course has a lab component to provide the opportunity to apply knowledge and develop reasoning skills for entry-level practice. Effectively communicating and working interprofessionally for executing and evaluating occupational therapy intervention(s) and measuring therapeutic outcomes within rehabilitation context(s) are highlighted.

This course aligns with knowledge, skills and understanding of developing the competency for completing OT 900 Occupational Therapy Capstone through developing and advancing skill in the effective evaluation and treatment of adult dysfunction. This knowledge and skill development occurs through assigned reading, didactic lectures, and interactive lab activities. Written examination, experiential laboratory activities and checkouts, fieldwork experiences and in-class application exercises assess student competency.

  • Clinical practice skills: Students will use standardized and non-standardized screening and assessment tools to determine the need for occupational therapy intervention. Students will interpret the evaluation data in relation to accepted terminology of the profession and relevant theoretical frameworks. Students will develop and implement intervention strategies to remediate and/or compensate for physical and cognitive deficits that affect occupational performance.
  • Research skills: Students will explore how occupational therapists may rely upon research to support evidence based treatment strategies as rehabilitation team member.
  • Leadership: Students will explore how occupational therapists may serve as team leaders in a variety of treatment settings.
  • Advocacy: Client centered treatment concepts will encourage patient advocacy through the continuum of care.
  • Education: Students will perform appropriate patient and family education based on appropriate theoretical approaches, models of practice, and frames of reference.
  • Theory development: Students will explore how to appropriately use current motor control theory to develop effective treatment plans for individuals with neurological dysfunction. Students will apply theoretical constructs to evaluation and intervention with various types of clients in a variety of practice contexts and environments to analyze and effect meaningful occupation outcomes.