Examines occupational performance limitations as a result of neurodevelopmental, and neurological impairments impacting on sensory-motor performance. Theory and practice of occupational therapy assessment and intervention for occupational performance limitations associated with sensory-motor impairments across the lifespan are presented.
- Overview of theories of motor control and sensory motor processing
- Sensory motor disturbances of neurological origin in adults and children: Impact on occupational performance
- Application of handling principles to position adults and children for dressing, play and transport (carrying, seating, mobility)
- Application of sensory motor strategies through grading of physical prompts - Analysis of normal and abnormal body movement with emphasis on reach, grasp and release during occupational performance of adults and children with brain impairment
- Integrating use of physical prompts and equipment to promote performance in adults and children with brain impairment.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss neuromaturational and sensory processing theories in the context of occupational performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||describe and use standardised and observational procedures to measure sensory motor function during occupational performance||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor problems commonly found in adults and children who have sustained brain impairment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||plan appropriate occupational therapy interventions that are aimed at improving sensory motor aspects of the whole body and upper limb during occupational task performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||evaluate the effectiveness of interventions intended to rectify problems identified||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Case-Smith, J & O'Brien, JC, 2010, Occupational Therapy for Children, 6th edn, Mozby Elsevier, Missouri. ISBN: 9780323056588.
- Radomski, MV & Trombly Latham, CA, 2014, Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, 7th edn, Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 9781451127461.
Teaching and assessment
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