Examines the impact of occupational performance limitations on education, leisure and play in children and adolescents due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial dysfunction and environmental constraints. Provides the opportunity to develop skills in methods used to assess, maintain, restore and enhance education, leisure and play roles.
- Overview of play and school occupations
- Revision of child/adolescent development
- Understanding school/education systems and associated regulatory policies, and guidelines
- Pre-school, school, school-to-work occupations and transitions
- Issues with participation in education and leisure/play
Occupational Therapy frames of reference used in paediatrics, including
- Ecological frame of reference
- Sensory-integrative frame of reference
- Neurodevelopmental frame of reference
- Biopsychosocial frame of reference
- Adaptive/Compensatory frame of reference
- Cognitive and learning frames of reference
- Occupational Therapy assessments used in paediatrics, play and school
- Occupational Therapy interventions used in paediatrics, play and school
- Ergonomics, assistive technology and children
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and analyse occupations of importance to individuals' occupational roles in their school, cultural, social and familial contexts with particular reference to school, play and self maintenance occupations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||analyse the range of, and interaction between, factors that affect performance in play and school contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||select and apply assessment and intervention strategies appropriate to identify needs and promote occupational performance in school and play contexts, and with consideration of the child, the family and other professionals||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically evaluate approaches to intervention using major paediatric frames of reference used in occupational therapy.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Case-Smith, J & Obrien, J, 2010, Occupational Therapy for Children, 6th edn, Elsevier Mosby, St. Louis. ISBN: 978-0-323-05658-8.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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