OTA 114: Pediatrics I - Theory and Practice

Credits 2
This course is designed to enable the students to investigate and understand the prevalent disabilities occurring during the early years (birth to 21 years of age) and to begin to implement occupational therapy treatment for a variety of disabilities. Students will also study the theories and clinical techniques used to effectively implement occupational therapy treatment techniques in pediatric settings. Evaluation tools, treatment techniques, documentation and approaches applied to specific diagnoses will be examined and practiced. A basic overview of sensory-integrative development, handwriting and adaptive equipment will be addressed. Students will discuss how occupation is the core of the profession and guides treatment. Prerequisites: All fall semester first year courses. Corequisites: All spring semester first year courses. (S-second year)