ERIC Number: ED342990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Rehabilitation Aide Competency List and Unit Outline.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
A survey was conducted of completers of the rehabilitation aide programs at Hawkeye Institute of Technology and Indian Hills Community College (Iowa). Of 95 mailed surveys, 35 were completed and returned. Respondents reported working in residential facilities, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. They indicated which competencies they performed and the frequency of performance. The survey also asked respondents to list additional tasks they performed and any special equipment they used in performing their activities. A list of competencies to be considered for the rehabilitation aide program was developed. Competencies were categorized into three areas: rehabilitation concepts and personnel, conditions requiring rehabilitation, and rehabilitative techniques. A content outline was developed for a seven-unit rehabilitation aide program. These units were recommended: rehabilitation process, body systems and dysfunction, and rehabilitative techniques (with units on range of motion techniques, mobility techniques, activity of daily living, assessment, and therapeutic exercises and equipment). Competencies were categorized by these unit topics, and levels of achievement were suggested. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Aides, Program Content, Rehabilitation, Skill Analysis, Surveys, Task Analysis, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Career and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.