Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Student Projects

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:30pm

In preparation for their full time fieldwork experiences and eventually their role as occupational therapy assistants (OTAs), the second year OTA students incorporated the skills they have learned thus far by fabricating various types of assistive technology (adaptive equipment), to aid in clients becoming more independent. The students were given a case study which provided them with the client’s activity deficits in activities of daily living (ADL) and leisure. The students were to choose a problem area in either ADLs or leisure, envision a piece of equipment that would allow independence; and use recycled or inexpensive materials to fabricate this device. The students’ knowledge of disability, materials, resource use, tool use, mechanics, and creativity was evident as they presented their devices in lab!