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Sinclair College

OTA 2414 Occupational Therapy Assistant & Psychosocial Dysfunction

Effect of the features of major psychosocial diseases and disorders on occupational performance. Psychosocial dysfunction theories, models of practice, frames of reference that provide the foundation of occupational therapy. Screening and evaluation of occupational performance affected by psychosocial dysfunction. Includes use of occupations for the purpose of assessment, specified screening tools, assessments, observation, checklists, histories and interviews with clients and/or their family members or caregivers.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: OTA 1213 


  • Understand the effects of heritable diseases, genetic conditions and disability to the psychosocial health and occupational performance of the individual.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate the role of the OTA in screening and evaluation process and the importance of and rationale for supervision and collaboration between the Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant in that process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the role of sociocultural, socioeconomic and diversity factors and lifestyle choices in contemporary society.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express support for the quality of life, well-being and occupation of the individual, group or population to promote mental health and prevention of injury and disease considering the context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate strategies to remediate or compensate for psychosocial deficits that affect occupational performance.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1