OCC 353: Normal Occupational Development: Later and Older Adults

Discipline: Occupational Science/Therapy

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: SOC 302, OCC 137, OCC 220. This course will include discussion, lectures, demonstrations, observations, audiovisual aides, and lab experiences. The student will be able to identify the occupational development of middle adulthood through late adulthood. This includes biological, psychological, and social components that subserve occupation, in addition to the performance contexts in which these components are practiced. Particular emphasis is placed on occupational performance and occupational form of selected activities as they relate to overall health, wellness, and normal development. Ethical and sociocultural issues related to occupational development including working with caregivers from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds and providing services to children in health care, educational, and non-traditional systems will also be discussed. Students will practice using the basic skills of observation, assessment, documentation, analysis and adaptation. (Offered every fall semester through fall 2013.)(3)

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