Specialty Courses

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Spring 2019 - January Intensive

Disability in a Globl Context: Tel Aviv – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Gerald Voelbel, 3 units, Study Abroad: Tel Aviv
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.

Promoting Family Resilience and Family- Centered Services – OT-GE 2338
Dr. Judy Grossman, 3 units, 1/9/10 – 1/15/19, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Examination of family centered care for families with special needs. Review theoretical approaches and explore the views and experiences of parents and other care providers. Evaluate the importance of the environment to clinical decision making and service delivery.

Clinical Anatomy of the Upper Quadrant: Face, Neck, and Selected Cavities – OT-GE 2801--CLOSED
Dr. Offiong Aqua, 3 units
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 2019

Leadership in Occupational Therapy – OT-GE 2038
Dr. Patricia Gentile, 3 units, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm (Online)
This course explores occupational therapy leadership in complex and diverse health care environments and integrates leadership theory with practice through topical readings, discussion, and guest presentations. 

Evidence-Based Practice – OT-GE 3301
Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units, Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
Evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of 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.

Application of Assistive Technologies Used by People with Disabilities– OT-GE 2194
Dr. Anita Perr, 3 units, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm (Online)
Introduction to the variety of assistive technologies to students. Technologies covered include seating & wheeled mobility, environmental control, augmentative communication, computer access, & assistive technology for learning. Associated legislation & learning techniques will be discussed.

Successful Intervention in Early Intervention and in Schools – OT-GE 2335
Prof. Winifred Dunn, 3 units, Mondays, 6:45-8:15 pm (Online)
Examine therapist’s perceptions that have an impact on therapy in the classroom and early intervention centers. Students will learn to identify strategies and methods that will assist in designing intervention plans that can be implemented in these settings. Research effective strategies for ensuring best practice in a wide variety of educational systems.

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.