2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

OTA 170 - OT Assistive Technology (2 Credits)


This course focuses on therapy techniques and the equipment that occupational therapy assistants can use with individuals to foster participation and health through occupations across the lifespan, from the pediatric through the geriatric years. Topics include currently-available assistive technology in the field, a review of extensive adaptive equipment, various techniques for the treatment of dysfunction across the lifespan and resources available to maintain knowledge and skills utilizing assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Laboratory and lecture are used to develop student proficiency with available technology and equipment. Lecture Hours: 13. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): OTA 101 , OTA 120 , OTA 140 , PSY 251  and PSY 252  or permission of the department head. Course Fee: $40. Laboratory Fee: $25. Usually offered in the spring.