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5.7 Rehabilitation Therapy

Understanding the purpose of therapy as a means to restore the function of a patient/client diagnosed with an illness, injury, or disability.

Critical Work Functions

    5.7.1 Understand the elements of a rehabilitation treatment plan.
      5.7.2 Discuss the benefits of a patient-centered rehabilitation/therapy program.
        5.7.3 Describe the general principles of health maintenance and personal hygiene including those contributing good oral health.
          5.7.4 Compare and contrast legislation related to rehabilitation.
          • Americans with Disabilities Act
          • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
          • Older Americans Act
          5.7.5 Apply assessment processes in rehabilitation therapy.
          • Affective assessment (e.g., attitude toward self, expression)
          • Cognitive assessment (e.g., memory, problem solving, attention span, orientation, safety awareness)
          • Leisure assessment (e.g., barriers, interests, values, patterns/skills, knowledge)
          • Physical assessment (e.g., fitness, motor, skills function)
          • Sensory assessment (e.g., vision, hearing, tactile)
          • Social assessment (e.g., communication/interactive skills, relationships)
          5.7.6 Compare and contrast the role of various rehabilitation therapies in health care.
          • Art Therapy
          • Dance/Movement Therapy
          • Music Therapy
          • Occupational Therapy
          • Physical Therapy
          • Recreational Therapy
          • Respiratory Therapy
          • Speech Therapy