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OTA 2140 — Occupational Therapy for Pediatrics

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 4.00   Lecture Hours: 2.00   Lab Hours: 2.00  

Focuses on the role of the OTA in the provision of OT services for the pediatric population, ages 0-21. Common diagnoses / disorders and their impact on the occupational performance of children are explored. Intervention will focus on the frames of reference appropriate to this population, particularly the developmental, biomechanical, neurodevelopmental, motor learning, sensory integration / sensory processing, and visuo-cognitive frames of reference as they are applied in various contexts including, but not limited to school / community-based settings. Documentation of services across settings continues to be practiced and the student is introduced to the IEP process. Assistive technology, educational legislation and reimbursement are also emphasized. Critical thinking skills will be fostered throughout via group as well as individual case study assignments and competency testing incorporating current technology. The ability to critically analyze activity relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, activity demands, contexts and client factors and the interaction/significance of these areas; as well as, therapeutic use of self, professional behaviors, activity analysis, grading and adapting activity and occupation, and the use of evidence for treatment planning is expected to be developed specific to OT for this population. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: OTA 2130
Corequisites: OTA 2151, OTA 2161.