This course provides interested individuals with current information, beginning skills, and exploration of attitudes concerning the profession of occupational therapy. It presents a broad overview and history of the profession, with an emphasis on the scope of OT, OT process, team process, professional issues, practice settings, ethics and current trends. Chapter discussions, learning activities and quizzes, 2 exams.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 5th Ed. (2018)
O'Brien, J.C. and Hussey, S.M.
Dr. David Greene's primary teaching responsibilities involve the areas of biomechanics and kinesiology. He graduated from Louisiana State University in New Orleans Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy and later, a Master of Science in anatomy. He received his Ph.D. from Colorado State in the School of Education. He has approximately 14 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy; most of that time was spent in the area of rehabilitation following physical trauma or disease. David's current research interests are the areas of gerontology and service learning.
Kathleen (Kal) Stumpf received her OTD at Thomas Jefferson University in 2014 with a specialty autism practice certification. Prior to that, she worked for 20 years as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, primarily in schools though she has both professional and personal experience in assisting caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to her OTD, she earned a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1984 and an M.S. in Educational Psychology-Learning and Development in 1989. She is currently an occupational therapist in the Boulder Valley School District. She is providing elementary school model programs for children with autism spectrum disorder and students with multiple disabilities, and utilizing evaluation and best practice in meeting the individualized educational plans and staff in-services. Additionally, she is working with University of Colorado engineering teams to design student-specific equipment and educational materials and is a Purple Angel Ambassador for Alzheimer’s awareness and the creation of caring communities for those with memory loss.