Activities of Daily Living Suite
We have series of practical rooms where students can practice their skills in delivering a safe, skilled and professional service.
Our Activities of Daily Life suite consists of three interlinking rooms.
The bathroom (which has been set up with a toilet, bath and shower) has equipment to practice transfers on and off the toilet, and into and out of the bath from a wheelchair. It is designed as a standard bathroom, so students can work out how to cope with limited space.
Bedroom/space for table top activities
The middle room doubles as a bedroom and a space for table top activities. Students can practice transfers to and from the bed, as well as the use of dressing aids.
When used as a clinic, the room provides a space for children to complete table top assessments and activities, as well as handwriting and fine motor skills. The clinic is well stocked with toys and developmental equipment that can be used to stimulate play and engage children. This room may also be used as an interview room for clients, or for students to practice their interview skills in a role play scenario.
Play room/open-plan lounge and kitchenette
The larger room is set up as a play room with a wide range of equipment to facilitate children who have difficulties with sensory processing, and therefore struggle with everyday tasks that require coordination skills and sensory regulation. This includes suspension points for a variety of swings, a small ramp and scooter board, a trampette, inflatable gym balls and roll, and other motivational tactile and play equipment.
When needed, this room can be converted into a completely different space, simulating a open-plan lounge/kitchenette so that the whole suite can simulate a small flat. This can be used for case study/multi-disciplinary problem-solving exercise.
Scotia Medical Observation and Training System
The whole suite is equipped with the Scotia Medical Observation and Training System (SMOTS) camera system which allows for video of treatment sessions and simulated practice. This can be used as a learning opportunity for students to view their practice skills and learn from this reflection.
Occupational Therapy Clinic
The suite is also home to our Occupational Therapy Clinic, which provides specialist assessment, treatment and advice for children with developmental disorders which affect their performance and function in daily tasks.
There are some opportunities for students to assist with treatment when children come to the Occupational Therapy Clinic for treatment. It is anticipated that research opportunities may arise from the clinic in the future, as students may be able to engage children, parents and their families in a range of evaluative projects.