This course integrates the theories, principles, and techniques learned across the curriculum, from both a population and a condition perspective. The focus of the class is the critical thinking skills needed to design an individualized treatment plan to meet a client’s specific needs. Students learn and discuss the unique considerations for treating special populations, including older adults, persons with disabilities, terminal illnesses, infants and women in pregnancy. Special conditions are discussed with emphasis on considerations such as indications, contraindications, techniques, and adaptations. Topics of medications and research are also be included.
- Primary Instructor: Jody Dittrich