Title of course unit: New Approaches in Occupational Therapy
Year: 3º
Semester: 2º
ECTS credits: 9
CNAEF area: 726
Student workload in hours
Field Work
The unit "New Approaches in Occupational Therapy" defines and develops new approaches and
methodologies in occupational therapy that can be applied to diverse populations.
Identifies and describes the approach, objectives, implementation and its impact on occupational
performance. Related concepts of various diseases with dysfunction of occupational performance and
benefits of the new approach taught.
Course Contents
Module I: Early Intervention
Module II: Therapies assisted by animals
Module III: Support Units to multiple disabilities
Module IV: New technologies applied to Occupational Therapy - Biofeedback, Wii and Electrical
Module V: Study / wheelchair Rating
Module VI: Introduction to Critical Care using the PediaSuite
Module VII: Introduction to Kinesiotape in Occupational Therapy
Module VIII: Assistive Technology and construction of low cost materials
Module IX: Effects of Being Bulliyng in Occupational
Module X: Rating scales in to: Lotca and Scale Catherine Bergrego
Recommended or required reading
Cavalcanti, A.; Galvão, C. (2007). Terapia Ocupacional – Fundamentação
& Prática. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan.
Kielhofner, G. (2008). Model of Human Occupation Theory and
Application (4rd Ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Marques, A. & Trigueiro, M.J. (2011). Enquadramento da Prática da
Terapia Ocupacional: Domínio e Processo (2ª Ed.). Porto: Livpsic.
Pedretti, L. & Early, M. (2005). Terapia Ocupacional Capacidades Práticas
Página 1 de 3
para as Disfunções Físicas (5ª Ed.). São Paulo: Roca Lda.
Townsend, E. & Polatajko, H. (2007). Enabling Occupation II: Advancing in
Occupational Therapy vision for health, weel-being, justice through
occupation. CAOT. Ottawa
Turner A.; Foster M. & Johnson S. (2003). Terapia Ocupacional e
Disfuncion Física. (5ª Ed.). Madrid: Elsevier
Turpin, M. & Iwama, M. (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in
Pratice. China: Elsevier
ANIP - Associação Nacional de Intervenção Precoce. [Acedido em
Setembro de 2013] Disponível na internet em :
Breia, G.; Almeida, I. & Colôa, J. (2004). Conceitos e Práticas em
Intervenção Precoce. Lisboa: Ministério da Educação. Direcção –
Geral de Inovação e de Desenvolvimento Curricular. Direcção de
Serviços da Educação Especial e do Apoio Sócio-Educativo
Brubaker, C Brienza. D (2001). Weelchair Seating – A State of the Science
Conference on Seating Issues for a person with disabilities: Florida
Carvalho A.; Garrido A; et al (2006). Necessidades Especiais de Educação:
Práticas de Sucesso. Lisboa: Ministério da Educação
Correia L. (2005). Inclusão e Neccessidades Educativas Especiais: Um Guia
Para Educadores e Professores. Porto: Porto Editora
Grieve, J (2006). Neuropsicologia em Terapia Ocupacional – Exame da
Percepção e Cognição: São Paulo
Ham, R. Aldersa, P. Porter, D (1998): Wheelchair Users and Postural
Seating – Clinical Approach: Churchill Livingtone
Kase K, Hoshimoto T, Okone T. (1998). Kinesio Perfect Taping Manual:
Amazing taping therapy to eliminate pain and muscle disorders.
USA: Kinesio Taping Association.
Lameira, A., Gawryszewski, L., & Pereira Jr., A. Neurônios espelho.
Psicologia USP 2006; 17(4): 123-133.
Pedretti, L. Early, M (2005). Terapia Ocupacional – Capacidades práticas
para disfunções Fisicas: São Paulo
Paolilo, A. Paolilo, F. Cliquet, A (2006). Reabilitação Sensorio-motora do
Tetraplégico através de estimulação eléctrica neuromuscular. São
Paulo, 17, (3), 72-79.
Pereira, M.; Lucinete, P.; Ferreira M. Os Benefícios da Terapia Assistida
Por Animais: Uma revisão bibliográfica. Saúde Coletiva, vol. 4, núm.
14, 2007, Editorial Bolina, pp. 62-66
Rosen, B. & Lundborg, G. Training with a mirror in rehabilitation of the
hand. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2005; 39: 104-108.
Sijmonsma J. Manual de Banda Neuromuscular. 1ª Edição Brasileira.
Portugal: Aneid Press.
Toro, J (2011). Manual de Electroterapia: Valladolid
Página 2 de 3
Learning outcomes
In this course unit the student should demonstrate that it is able to:
• Identify and characterize the occupational therapy approaches taught in this unit and that contibutos
have the occupational performance of the individual.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures and theoretical-practical. Interactive and lecture method, with slide show and use of multimedia
projector. Search online. Problem solving methodology (PBL). Will also be made self-assessment tests in
order to identify the main difficulties and to review the contents taught.
Assessment methods and criteria
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and / or approaches taught in each module.
Understanding the effects and benefits for the person, family and society.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze cases and identify methodologies that operate using knowledge
Demonstrate the ability to identify the role of occupational terapauta in teamwork and in different
Understanding the relationship between occupation, occupational performance, health and well - being
and its importance for the individual, family and society.
Know and understand the importance of balance between the different areas of performance for the
maintenance of health and wellness.
Relate what they already know about the impact of occupational dysfunction with the themes of the
new approaches in occupational therapy.
Understanding the need of learning new approaches and the importance of the individuals / groups /
organizations / people to participate in occupations to promote health and well-being.
Solve problems through logical thinking and critical analysis and creativity demonstrating a capacity to
produce assertive conclusions and informed decisions.
Assessment methods and criteria
Continuous Assessment Scheme
- The two elements of assessment, Group work and Individual Event Script focus on specific syllabus.
- Attendance focuses on the number of student attendance in the classroom context.
- It is considered approved this UC, students who obtain a minimum grade of 10 (ten), the weighted
average of the assessment tests carried out and that in none of them receives less than 8 (eight) Minimum permissible rating. Only the final classification of the PA is obtained by rounding.
Final Evaluation scheme in Normal Season
- The Board of Support includes the syllabus covered in the two moments of ongoing evaluation.
- The Final Evaluation Resource season is applied to all students who have not passed the Continuous
Assessment Scheme.
- It is considered approved in this Course, the student who obtains a minimum score of 10 (ten), note
obtained by rounding.
Página 3 de 3