Course Content and Outcome Guide for GRN 271
- Course Number:
- GRN 271
- Course Title:
- Therapeutic Hort Skills II
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Course DescriptionBuilds therapeutic and professional skills to work in pediatric, geriatric, developmental disabilities, psychiatric and offender programs. Includes advanced skills in designing and evaluating 12 month therapeutic activities and programming for frail elderly, pediatric, developmentally disabled, neurologically impaired and other special needs populations. Focuses on professional skill mastery and continuing education planning. Students must have completed GRN 270 or the equivalent course offered through the Legacy Therapeutic Horticulture Program. Prerequisite: GRN 270. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This is the fifth course of a 6 course, 13-credit sequence in therapeutic horticulture required by the Therapeutic Horticulture and Horticultural Therapy Certificates of Completion.
Intended Outcomes for the course
• Conduct and evaluate 12-month programs for the range of special populations, utilizing research, treatment plans, and advanced therapeutic and professional skills.
• Develop a personal plan for continuing education and development of behavioral and emotional techniques for working with challenging populations.
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Grading therapeutic activities for pediatric and geriatric sessions
Professional skills in presentation, initiative, dependenability, empathy, cooperation, clinical reasoning, verbal and written communication
Treatment issues related to various medical, orthopedic, and neurological conditions
Activity session model - group and individual
12-month programming for range of special populations and challenging and difficult clients
Horticulture skills for therapy
Therapeutic garden maintenance
12-month plant identification
12-month therapeutic activities
Professional development and mastery