Program Mission and Goals

Mission

The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to prepare exceptional occupational therapy professionals that recognize the importance of participating in community service, scholarship, and lifelong learning, as they employ evidence-based clinical reasoning skills and an occupation-based, client-centered focus, in meeting the health care needs of diverse populations

Goals

Graduates of the Allen College OT Program will be able to:

  1. Use critical reasoning to provide evidence based occupational therapy services in a variety of service delivery models, health care settings, and community-based systems.
  2. Provide services within a client-centered, occupational-based theoretical foundation with consideration of the underlying factors including, but not limited to, the culture and contexts that influence the individual's ability to engage in meaningful occupational tasks and roles.
  3. Clearly articulate, document, and apply professional principles and ethics, in the advocacy of the client's needs as well as the needs of the OT profession.
  4. Provide direct and indirect services to promote and sustain health, facilitate typical growth and development, prevent deficits, and maintain, restore, or enhance function through compensation, adaptation, and the selection and participation of appropriate therapeutic methods, environmental modifications, use of adaptive equipment, and assistive technologies to enhance meaningful occupations.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to manage and evaluate the efficacy of occupational therapy services including client care outcomes, departmental operations, documentation and reimbursement, and the supervision of appropriate personnel including fieldwork students within the guidelines of the professional practice.
  6. Initiate and participate in collaborative and cooperative interactions with intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary professionals, clients, significant others, and caregivers to achieve the desired occupational therapy outcomes.