Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Nicole Harris

Second Advisor

Breann Lamborn


Occupational Therapy -- education


The Scholarly Project titled Curriculum Development for Occupational Therapy Education: Integrating Collaboration and the Use of Simulation Laboratories by Janine Albert and Danielle Nielsen and advised by Nicole Harris, MOTR/L and Breann Lamborn, MPA was developed to meet the demands of collaborative education in the field of occupational therapy. A literature review was completed to determine the need of collaborative education between Occupational Therapy education and Occupational Therapy Assistant education and the use of simulation laboratories. From the literature review there was a gap found linking the use of simulation laboratories, the occupational therapy process and occupational therapy education. Following the literature review a program was developed creating an opportunity for occupational therapy programs and occupational therapy assistant programs to learn together in a facilitative environment and incorporating the occupational therapy process. The product includes a series of lesson plans to be integrated through both the Casper College OTA program and the UND OT program. The product includes a course syllabus, session outlines, class materials, performance evaluations, assignment rubrics, discussion questions, and a course evaluation form.