Learn the basic concepts, principles, and processes that guide interventions used in occupational therapy. Become involved in a profession dedicated to helping people and improving their quality of life.
Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Suitable for beginners, this course offers an introduction to Occupational Therapy, including its values, history, philosophy, standards, and ethics. This course will take you through the meaning and benefit of occupation, how occupational therapy got where it is today, how and where occupational therapists deliver their services, and the professional standards required of practitioners. You will learn all of the fundamentals and gain a strong understand of the role of this branch of therapy in the rehab process.
By the end of this class, you will gain an understanding of this quickly growing field of practice under the instruction of a certified occupational therapist and earn a verifiable certificate of your achievement.
In this lecture we'll delve into the core concept of occupational therapy: the meaning of occupation.
In this lecture the role occupational therapy plays in rehabilitation and its founding are discussed.
This lecture emphasises the differences between an OTR/L, a COTA, and an occupational therapy aide.
A review of common members in the rehabilitation team and their roles in occupational therapy process.
Occupational therapy is guided by 7 ethical principles which are reviewed in this lecture.
A general overview of HIPAA and its importance to health care professionals
A brief explanation of the purpose of AOTA and its importance in establishing what occupational therapy stands for.
Christopher Walters is a registered and licensed occupational therapy practitioner who has diverse range of experience serving as a practitioner in hospitals, early intervention, and nursing homes. He has received extensive training in OSHA standards, safety, and ergonomics. He administers therapy with the belief that through engagement in occupation, people can achieve great things.