This unit provides students with an understanding of common sensory motor impairments and theories relevant to occupational therapy practice. Students will explore relevant sensor-motor assessment and intervention approaches which will enable them to design contemporary occupational therapy service delivery.
- Foundations of sensory-motor function
- Early motor skill development
- Sensory processing
- Contemporary approaches to sensory motor impairments
- Traditional approaches to sensory-motor impairments
- Approaches to degenerative movement disorders
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||identify and apply neurological and sensory motor theories in the context of occupational performance|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor impairments commonly found across the lifespan|
|3||apply standardised and non-standardised assessments to measure sensory motor function in occupational performance|
|4||design and evaluate evidence based occupational therapy interventions to enhance sensory motor functioning required for occupational performance|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and apply neurological and sensory motor theories in the context of occupational performance
- demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor impairments commonly found across the lifespan
- apply standardised and non-standardised assessments to measure sensory motor function in occupational performance
- design and evaluate evidence based occupational therapy interventions to enhance sensory motor functioning required for occupational performance
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Case-Smith, J & O'Brien, JC, 2015, Occupational Therapy for Children, 7th edn, Mosby Elsevier, Missouri. ISBN: 978-0-323-16925-7.
- Radomski, MV & Trombly Latham, CA, 2014, Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, 7th edn, Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 9781451127461.
Professional clothing or fieldwork uniforms and closed-in shoes required for all labs.
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