OTED-50400 Foundations of Cognition for Occupational Performance

This course includes an overview of the structure, organization, and function of the nervous system to determine the effects of cognition and sensation during occupational performance as they relate to specific process skills as outlined by the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. In addition, it emphasizes the functional performance of this system and how it influences learning, executive functioning, and engagement in meaningful life roles. The etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and related pharmacology of different developmental, organic, and traumatic neurological conditions across the lifespan will be introduced and their influence on occupational performance skills will be discussed.