§17-402-11 - Occupational therapy

§17-402-11 Occupational therapy.

(a) Occupational therapy services shall be provided when needed to blind and visually-handicapped persons in the rehabilitation center to enable these individuals to maximize their capacity for independent living and prevocational readiness through the development of basic skills, sensory motor and psycho-social functioning and vocational activities.

(b) Areas of instruction and training shall include the f ollowing:

(1) Basic skills: telling time, handling money, dialing, cutting with scissors, measuring by rule, telephoning, threading and sewing with needle;

(2) Individual therapy: ' developing and improving sensory motor functions in muscle strength, coordination, joint range of motion, and dexterity; and

(3) Crafts: ceramics, knitting, leatherwork, crocheting, and macrame.

(c) Each client shall have an evaluation to include capabilities, needs and interest, and on the basis of this evaluation an individualized program of objectives and activities shall be jointly developed to meet specific personal and vocational needs.

(d) Clients shall be encouraged and motivated to maximize the successful achievement of objectives.

(e) A case folder shall be maintained for each client receiving services which shall include referral information, evaluation and progress reports, and individualized written program form.

(f) Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided to agency staff and other organizational staff who work with the blind.

        [Eff. November 5, 1981 ] (Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 348-2; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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