This module builds on concepts presented in Foundations for Occupational Therapy (HS892), aiming to facilitate your critical evaluation of the use of therapeutic activity and occupation within occupational therapy. You will investigate different therapeutic approaches to intervention and gain experiential knowledge of the professional reasoning required to consider various intervention options. There will be opportunities to focus on grading and adaptation of occupation and environment and change within the individual, enabling you to critically evaluate how service users adapt to new situations and needs.
You will focus on informed, skilled use of occupation as a therapeutic medium for transformation of the lives of individuals, groups and communities. You will critically examine how therapy can be planned, justified, evaluated and communicated; conducting critical investigations of how the self can be used within occupationally-focused approaches and how different approaches to engagement are evaluated in practice.