Catalogue 2019 - 2020

OTD 530 Children & Youth Practice 1


4 crs.


OTD 522 and OTD 524

Course Description

The focus of this course is on occupational therapy evaluation and intervention for children from newborn to age five years. Developmental and ecocultural theories and models of sensory processing, neurodevelopment, and learning are examined as appropriate to child and caregiver needs and practice settings. Students will explore the occupations of children and caregivers, as influenced by health and wellness, illness, disability, context, and environment, in medical, early intervention, preschool, and home settings. Students will learn how theory guides the selection and safe use of assessment tools, intervention methodologies, assistive technology, and the choice of social or community supports. This course also addresses legislation and ethics in pediatric practice.