Specialty Courses

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Fall 2016

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention - OT-GE 2762
Dr. Tsu-Hsin Howe, 3 units, Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm (Hybrid Course)
Examine how theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed.
Developing Assistive Technology – OT-GE 2900
Dr. Anita Perr, 3 units, Tuesdays, 6:45-9:00 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.

SPRING 2017- January Intensive (January 3, 2017- January 20, 2017)

Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig & Dr. Stephen Shore, 3 units, January 9-13, 2017, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Examines occupational Therapy and self-advocate literature and research to understand current practice in sonsory processing assessment, intervention and advocacy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This course will be co-taught with Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic adult.

Reframing the Meaning of Disability to Families – OT-GE 2338
Dr. Judy Grossman, 3 units, Days/Times- TBA
Examine family-centered practice and the implications for families with children with special needs. A family resilience framework is used to understand the factors that contribute to family adaptation and good child outcomes.
Advanced Hand & Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention– OT-GE 2802
Dr. Sally Poole, 3 units, January 11-13 & 7-18, 2017, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Examine common hand injuries and the evidence for intervention.  This course will have both a classroom and lab component.


Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, 3 units, Tuesday, 4:30- 6:00 pm
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, Thursday, 4:30- 5:45 pm
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 occupationaly 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.