|Prerequisites||OCTH 211, OCTH 213|
|Corequisites||OCTH 222, OCTH 223|
This course introduces students to entry-level pediatric occupational therapy skills. Teaching methods will include lecture and lab experiences which will emphasize critical thinking, adaptation, and hands-on learning. The course will address typical and atypical child development, common pediatric diagnoses (which may benefit from occupational therapy services), as well as the role of occupational therapy in a variety of pediatric settings. The primary focus of this course will be for students to acquire adequate occupational therapy treatment techniques necessary for service provision to children, premature through adolescence. Students will be encouraged to understand their personal and professional abilities within the pediatric arena. Course content will also include the following: appropriate communication skills with children, family, staff, and community members, cultural and ethical awareness, reimbursement issues unique to pediatrics, and legal aspects which affect children's services. Two credit hours of lecture, four credit hours of lab. This course meets the requirement for an oral communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).