OT 335 Context and Environment, 3 credits

The course will explore the impact of the non-human components of the environment on the functional performance of individuals with disabilities, and environmental adaptations (including assistive technologies) that allow a person with a disability to function more fully in the environment. The course will examine the affect of lighting, temperature, visual and auditory stimuli, and physical structure on the cognitive, physical, and emotional performance of individuals with disabilities, and how these factors influence control, independence, and freedom of the individual.

Prerequisites: OT 103, OT 205, OT 220, OT 320