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OTA 102 - Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Credits: 5
3 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: OTA 101 , BIO 161  
Co-requisites: OTA 112C  and BIO 162  

This course is an introduction to pediatric pathological and behavioral conditions which inhibit normal development. Emphasis is on current diagnostic and treatment methods used in clinical situations and the role that occupational therapy plays in this process. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the role of occupational therapy in pediatrics, including service delivery models and work settings.
  2. Describe the processes of normal development in the areas of physical, cognitive, perceptual, psychosocial, and sensory integrative functioning.
  3. Describe selected pediatric diagnoses commonly referred to occupational therapy.
  4. Explain evaluation and treatment techniques commonly utilized in an occupational therapy pediatric setting.
  5. Adapt selected life tasks and activities for patients with developmental disabilities.
  6. Describe the supervisory guidelines between the occupational therapy assistant and the occupational therapist in various pediatric settings.
  7. Analyze an activity, gradation and adaptation for each activity component.
  8. List the components of play and the implications for health and occupational therapy intervention.
  9. Discuss multicultural factors and the role of the family in treatment of pediatric conditions.
  10. Utilize safety precautions and maintenance of tools, equipment and supplies.
  11. Synthesize occupational therapy documentation reflective of interventions in pediatric practice.
Listed Topics
  1. Pediatric practice settings
  2. Normal development
  3. Diversity factors
  4. Pediatric conditions
  5. Pediatric evaluations
  6. Treatment approaches
  7. Assistive technology
  8. Activity analysis
  9. Adaptive equipment
  10. Scientific-based research
  11. Treatment activities
  12. Documentation
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, professional journals, videos, handouts, internet and library resources.
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/19/2019

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