ERIC Number: ED461748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Occupational Therapy Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
This document, which is intended to serve as a guide for work force preparation program providers, details the Illinois occupational skill standards for programs preparing students for employment in jobs in occupational therapy. Agency partners involved in this project include: the Illinois State board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The document begins with a brief overview of the Illinois perspective on occupational skill standards and credentialing, the process used to develop the skill standards, and assumptions underlying the standards. Presented next are skill standards for 96 tasks typically performed by occupational therapy assistants and occupational therapy aides. Each skill standard statement contains the following components: (1) the actual skill standard (including the conditions of performance, work to be performed, and performance criteria); (2) performance elements; and (3) performance assessment criteria. The following are among the categories of tasks for which skill standards are provided: service management; supplementary (nonbillable) client care services; supervision; communication; support services; data collection; occupational therapy interviews; and occupational therapy interventions for activities of daily living, work and productive activities, play or leisure activities, sensorimotor integration, cognitive integration, and psychosocial awareness. Appended are the following: glossary; lists of Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Health and Social Sciences Subcouncil, and Occupational Therapy Cluster Standards Development Committee members; and list of necessary workplace skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations Education, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Data Collection, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Evaluation Criteria, Glossaries, Guidelines, Interviews, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Performance Based Assessment, Physical Therapy, Program Guides, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, Secondary Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Therapeutic Recreation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 46, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Tel: 800-322-3905 (Toll Free); Fax: 309-298-2869, e-mail: CPC@wiu.edu. For full text: http://www.standards.siu.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois