OTED-60600 Occupational Therapy and Pediatrics 2

This course is one of a series designed to enhance students’ clinical reasoning through the integration and application of knowledge, theory, and evidence to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth in society. A primary focus of this course is on understanding the roles that family members and other professionals (e.g., teachers, other service providers) play in supporting a child’s participation, performance, and well-being at home, in school, and in the community. Students also focus on physical and mental health promotion, problem identification, prioritization, ethical decision making, and documentation. Problem-based class discussions, increasingly complex cases with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and contextual factors, as well as reflective writing assignments are the methods by which students gain a deeper understanding of how occupational therapists practice in pediatrics. The students’ adoption of effective and efficient personal performance patterns and habits of mind will be emphasized.