Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

OTH 1520 - Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy

This course is designed to examine growth and development and its relationship to performance in occupations during the growing years. The etiology, symptoms, medical management and prognosis of conditions that impede normal development are examined. Emphasis is placed on the occupational therapy assistant's role in the occupational therapy process with concentration on identification of goals and intervention techniques based on theory. Topics to enhance further understanding of this special population include development of observation skills, play, application of handling techniques, understanding the important role of family and caregivers, and knowledge of pediatric evaluations and assessments. Legislation and pediatric settings including educational, community and medical are addressed as they influence the process.
Prerequisites: OTH 1001, DEP 2004 and PSY 1012.
Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:4. 
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours.