one activity to address the needs of a delayed motor skill. The
activity can be a game, functional or leisure task, or exercise that
addressed the of a fine and/or gross motor skill that may be delayed in
an ASD child. Include equipment/supplies needed and the goal and
objectives of the task. Provide task grading, up twice and down twice,
to offer changes to the task. Support your choice by explaining the
frame of reference used in your activity. This will be presented to the
is critical that the occupational therapy assistant have an
understanding of the effects of motor delays on the ability to engage in
play, leisure, and education of an autistic child. Therapist must be
able to determine what interventions can be used to address motor skills
and be able to support choices by determining a frame of reference.
assignment will help understand the influence of delayed motor skills
on the occupational performance of an autistic child and how to grade an
activity to promote success.
Before completing the assignment, you may want to consider the following questions:
What are the motor delays associated with autism?
What is occupational performance skill is important to address?
What OT interventions can be used to address motor skills?
Through “learning by doing”. This assignment will engage students in:
Understanding effects of delays in motor skills on occupational performance
Understanding the importance of this knowledge as it applies to the field of Occupational Therapy.
Understanding how grading tasks promotes success
By accurately completing this assignment you will have met the following course objective:
and identify therapeutic and educational interventions and a short
overview of selected medical interventions currently in use that
potentially impact classroom environments
occupational performance and assist with development of an intervention
plan, which includes establishing goals and objectives that are
realistic and measurable as well as evaluating effective learning
Describe components of diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder
By accurately completing this assignment you will have met the following learning outcomes:
the ability to deliver occupational therapy assistant services at
entry-level competency under the supervision of an occupational
the ability to collect, report, and apply information relevant to the
delivery of services as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant
By accurately completing this assignment you will have met the following sub-concept:
Practice (utilization of the therapy process to assist clients in
health promotion, illness prevention, illness prevention, risk reduction
strategies or restorative care)
Explore delayed motor skills associated with autism and choose one
one activity to address the needs of a delayed fine or gross motor
skill; this can be a game, functional or leisure task, or exercise
Describe the activity and include all equipment/supplies needed to engage in the task
State one goal and one objective for the activity
Provide grading of the activity; twice up and twice down
Support your choice by providing the therapeutic frame of reference