ERIC Number: ED054328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Goals and Basic Units of Instruction for Treatment Media Courses for the Preparation of Occupational Therapists.
Preitz, Clarence H.
The specific problem of this research was to ascertain and establish the essential major goals for university level treatment media courses for the professional preparation of occupational therapists and to determine basic units of instruction to contribute to the fulfillment of such goals. Course outlines and a syllabus were researched to determine the prevailing goals for treatment media courses. A list of fundamental activities which was formulated from textbooks used to support and supplement instruction, became part of the Interview Schedule used to gather data in selected facilities throughout the nation. This instrument was pretested in a pilot study. The data gathered by observing 445 patients and interviewing 143 therapists provided guidelines for formulating a list of proposed goals and basic units of instruction. A panel of consultants then reviewed this list to determine that they were realistic and attainable for occupational therapy students. Finally a Commission evaluated each goal and basic unit of instruction as to its essentiality for organizing and structuring course materials in treatment media. This report is a summary of a dissertation which is available as ED 038 517. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.