Adaptive Living Skills   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

OTH 2165 - Adaptive Living Skills

This course is designed to enhance problem-solving skills as students examine and adapt daily activities to meet the needs of the client. Students will consider diversity of the individual, culture, and community values with design and selection of activities. Incorporating prior study of performance skills, context, and activity demands the students will adapt and grade activities to enhance quality of life. Wheelchair positioning, selection of adaptive devices, and assistive technology are addressed. Emerging practice areas, including assistive technology, ergonomics, driver rehabilitation, home modifications, and community health services as they relate to everyday activities and the role of the occupational therapist assistant are incorporated into the course.
Prerequisites: OTH 1001 and OTH 1003.
Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours.