Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 511 Evaluation: Theory and Assessment Measures


2 crs.


Admission to the OTD program

Course Description

In this course, students will be introduced to general concepts related to the theory and development of assessment tools/measures used for occupational therapy evaluation. Students will learn about various types of assessment tools and methods (standardized, non-standardized, ethnographic, interview, observation, survey/questionnaire, etc.), as well as the psychometric properties of and methodological research for assessment tools. Through the use of case studies, students will understand the use of clinical reasoning in the choice of assessment strategies and tools. Principles of administration and scoring will be covered, as well as challenges in the use of specific measures, including cultural bias. Students will practice interpreting test results and writing sections of an evaluation.