Specialty Courses

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Fall 2017

Promoting Family Resilience and Family- Centered Services- OT-GE 2338
Dr. Judy Grossman, 3 units, Online Instruction
This course examines a systemic-relational lens and family-centered practices relevant for families who have children with special needs as well as implications of caregivers across practice areas.

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention - OT-GE 2762
Dr. Tsu-Hsin Howe, 3 units, Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm (Hybrid Course)
This course examines how theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed.
 
Developing Assistive Technology – OT-GE 2900
Dr. Anita Perr, 3 units, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Learn about assistive technologies as well as the people who work in the field and the methods that are used in the fabrication of devices.  Student teams identify a clinical need for a specific facility or client population and develop viable prototype devices.

Advance Assessment for the Practicing Therapist – OT-GE 3306
Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
This course focuses on the selection and use of an evidence-based evaluation system to measure practice outcomes and interpret clinical change.  This process requires selecting the tools for assessment of function based on achieved validity and to accurately interpret observations and measurements.

Transdisciplinary Patient Based Management – REHAB-GE 3005 
Dr. Gerald Voelbel, 3 units, Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20 pm
This course engages students in live cases to apply interdisciplinary theories for evaluation and intervention.  Theories and methods will be addressed related to models within a biopsychosocial perspective with emphasis on co-morbidity complications.  
   

Spring 2018 - January Intensive (January 2, 2018- January 19, 2018)

Shifting to a Strength Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig & Dr. Stephen Shore, 3 units, Study Abroad: London, Dates: TBA
Examine literature and research findings for evidence that supports treatment of children and youth with autism in a variety of settings. This course will be co-taught with Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic adult.

Clinical Anatomy of the Upper Quadrant: Face, Neck, and Selected Cavities – OT-GE 2801
Dr. Offiong Aqua, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Students will enhance their knowledge of upper extremities, face, neck, oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cavities through blunt gross dissection, discussion, and reading of selected literature in anatomy.  While this is not a treatment course, the participants will discuss the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures to basic clinical problems.
 

Spring 2018

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Analyze philosophical issues in occupational therapy with an emphasis on considering the ethical dilemmas and sound arguments.
 
Evidence-Based Practice – OT-GE 3301
Dr. Grace Kim & Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of a clinical study, appraise the feasibility or application in everyday practice, and design a program evaluation of their own practice using evidence-based approach.  The course will emphasize the need for evidence based occupational therapy practice.

Summer 2018

Disability in a Global Context: Tel Aviv – OT-GE 2173
Dr. Yael Goverover, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
This course focuses on persons with a disability and the services they receive in Israel.  Students will explore how the cultural, political, and historical processes have influenced and shaped disability and rehabilitation in Israel.

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Analyze philosophical issues in occupational therapy with an emphasis on considering the ethical dilemmas and sound arguments.
  
Evidence-Based Practice – OT-GE 3301
Dr. Grace Kim & Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of a clinical study, appraise the feasibility or application in everyday practice, and design a program evaluation of their own practice using evidence-based approach.  The course will emphasize the need for evidence based occupational therapy practice.


If you are interested in taking a student and/or course or for more information about our post-professional programs, feel free to contact Ginelle John at nyuotspecialty@nyu.edu or 212-998-5847.  **Please note- class days and times are subject to change.