The occupational therapy for people with disabilities

Course Code: TO 208 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Seminar tutor: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Design and planning of the occupational therapy intervention program that involves a holistic approach to the individual, taking into account his mental, physical and spiritual needs and abilities, in relation to his occupations and his living environment (physical / family / social / professional)
To have knowledge regarding the monitoring and evaluation of the intervention process at individual or family level
To analyze significant data for the characterization of the social problems faced by people with disabilities

Course Entry Requirements:

Fundamental notions of occupational therapy

Course contents:

1. The origin and evolution of the notion of disability. Determining the states of disability

2. Difficulties in establishing prevalences. Illness and deficiency. Disability and disabilities.

3. The National Strategy on equal opportunities between people with disabilities in Romania. Principles. Purpose. Objectives.

4 Legislative reform of accessibility for people with disabilities according to Law 19/2002

5. Education of people with disabilities. Guidance, training, employment and health care for people with disabilities

6. Institutional reform of people with disabilities.

7. Information and raising awareness of people with disabilities.

8. The rights and obligations of persons with disabilities in accordance with Law 519/2002.

9. Stages in organizing the information, education and communication campaign regarding people with disabilities, at the level of the community in which they live.

10. Practical ways of integration and reintegration of people with disabilities.

11. The role of the occupational therapist in the recovery and integration of people with disabilities.

12. Classification of disabilities.

13. The child with disabilities and the ways of counseling his family.

14. Legislative reform on social assistance for people with disabilities.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

Ability to explain the results of an evaluation from the perspective of determining, prioritizing and organizing the therapeutic intervention related to the occupational needs of the person with disabilities


Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

The volume and correctness of knowledge The scientific rigor of language-70% Writing a paper on a given topic Active participation in seminars-30%

Recommended reading:

Bruggen, H., Carnduff, A., Muntean, A., Raveica, G., Popa, D, Introduction to the foundatons of occupational therapy – Course for OT students, Joint Action Project, ENOTHE, Bacau, 2003, all.
Kielhofner, G, Model of Human Occupation – theory and application (Ediţia 3), Lippincot Williams & Williams, Baltimore, 2008, all.
Buşneag, I. C., Terapia ocupaţională, ediţia a II-a, revăzută şi adăugită, Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine,, Bucuresti, 2010, all.