Muscular Skeletal Disorders, Assessments and treatment strategies

Paper instructions

1. You will assess you own home for ADA compliance and recommend any changes.
2. Imagine you have to use a walker or wheelchair in your home: examine
▪ Bathroom ▪ Kitchen ▪ Entryway ▪ Driveway and walkway ▪ Bedroom ▪ Living room ▪ Accessibility to the backyard ▪ Accessibility to other floors (if any)
Your goal is to identify architectural barriers inside and outside of your home (indoors and outdoors) and also any personal barriers. Written portion of assignment:
3. You will then complete the attached worksheet answering the given questions.
4. This worksheet is to be turned in to the instructor on the due date. Points will be deducted for lateness, 2 points for each hour and up to 10 per day.
Evaluation
Scoring assignment is pretty straightforward according to Student Worksheet at the end of this template
▪ > Items 1- 3 is listing of items with 1 point per item.
▪ > items 4-5 student must demonstrate personal opinions which show insight and good judgment.
▪ > item 6 student earns 10 points for
▪ 1. Listing the 5 item and finding ADA codes and
▪ 2. Explaining comparison of ADA to issue found.

Keiser University OTA Program rev 2010
Competency skill development 1433.3
Course: OTH 1433 Muscular Skeletal Disorders, Assessments and treatment strategies
Learning goals and performance outcome
CCD # 10. Predict the safety issues and environmental barriers, which affect the mobility and occupational
performance of those with CNS disease, and apply ergonomic principles to modify and/or adapt environments.
May also be used in OTH 1433 Muscular/skeletal Disorders, Assessments and treatment strategies
CCD # 5. Identify environmental barriers, which affect the functional performance and mobility of those with
musculoskeletal disease/disorders and the need for adaptation, gradation or compensatory strategies of
task/environment in order to enhance occupational performance skills and areas.
EVALUATION
 Scoring assignment is pretty straightforward according to Student Worksheet at the end of this template
 > Items 1- 3 is listing of items with 1 point per item.
 > items 4-5 student must demonstrate personal opinions which show insight and good judgment.
 > item 6 student earns 10 points for
 1. Listing the 5 item and finding ADA codes and
 2. Explaining comparison of ADA to issue found.

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Power Point Present/Report: Organize by Room. Do not find 10 hazards in just 1 room. Do not repeat hazards if
they are in multiple rooms. Use original ideas, not something you have seen before!
Provide detailed recommendations and justifications for each hazard to modify the home/environment, with
sound clinical reasoning. The emphasis is on safety.
1pts 1 pts 1pts
Room/Hazard/Justification(20 points) – You need 10!!!
hazard identified is significant for the overall home
environment and interferes with functioning of the client.
Hazard
identified
correctly and
is relevant to
accessibility
Found 5 ADA code
and if store is in
compliance
If store is not
in compliance
Then what
should be
alternative.
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2
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4
5
6
7
Keiser University OTA Program rev 2010
Competency skill development 1433.3
Course: OTH 1433 Muscular Skeletal Disorders, Assessments and treatment strategies
Learning goals and performance outcome
CCD # 10. Predict the safety issues and environmental barriers, which affect the mobility and occupational
performance of those with CNS disease, and apply ergonomic principles to modify and/or adapt environments.
May also be used in OTH 1433 Muscular/skeletal Disorders, Assessments and treatment strategies
CCD # 5. Identify environmental barriers, which affect the functional performance and mobility of those with
musculoskeletal disease/disorders and the need for adaptation, gradation or compensatory strategies of
task/environment in order to enhance occupational performance skills and areas.
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9
10
Total points ____
divided over 20 possible points = ____/ 20 = ____ X 10%

CONCLUSION
Comments
Example:
Constructive or guiding feedback, overall impressions of students performance or recommendation for future
improvements can be handwritten in this section
Keiser University OTA Program rev 2010
Wheelchair and Walker Accessibility Experience
Student Worksheet
Student Name: _________________________________ Date; ____________

W/C date: _________________ Walker date: ___________________
1. Identify a minimum of 10 barriers/difficulties you might encounter during the entire day with the
wheelchair. Please identify if there were areas that had no barriers and were easily accessible.
(10 points).
2. Identify 10 barriers/ difficulties that you might experience with the walker. Include those areas
that had no barriers as well. (10 points)
3. From this entire experience, identify the 5 issues you might find most challenging, explain why. (5
points)
4. In your opinion, which is might be more difficult to maneuver in the environment the wheelchair or
the walker? Explain why? ( 2 points)
5. How do you think people in public might respond to you using a wheelchair or walker? (5 points)
6. Research ADA requirements. Identify 5 areas in the your home/building discussed previously in
your analysis of item 1 & 2. According to ADA is the building up to standards? Explain what ADA
states in their codes and contrast to your finding of barriers. (10 points)

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