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. Kathleen (Kal) Stumpf received her OTD from Thomas Jefferson University in 2014 with a specialty autism practice certification and doctoral research around Skill Building for Parents of Children with Disabilities. She has worked for over 34 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. Kal also worked for over 6 years in a large hospital acute/rehabilitation setting. In addition to her OTD, Kal earned a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1984 and an M.S. in Educational Psychology-Learning and Development in 1989. She currently holds a Master CDE license as an occupational therapist in the Boulder Valley School District. She is providing model occupational therapy interventions as a collaborative team member for children with a variety of special educational needs and for students with multiple disabilities.
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.