Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 25, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTA 140 Pediatrics and Occupational Therapy

5 credits
This course examines the causes, courses, and prognoses of conditions and diseases which occur in the span of birth through adolescence. The role of the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) is presented.

Prerequisites: OTA 101 , OTA 110 , and OTA 112 .

Corequisites: OTA 131 , OTA 132 , and OTA 144 .

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Differentiate normal developmental milestones and behaviors from delayed or  abnormal development
  • Identify and describe common conditions and diseases found in the pediatric population, such as  neurological conditions, orthopedic problems, sensory processing difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation and other developmental delays, mental health diagnoses, and medical conditions
  • Demonstrate beginning-level competency in common treatment approaches for these conditions appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant
  • Describe three different treatment venues which employ occupational therapy assistants:  medical, community-based, and school system
  • Employ communication techniques appropriate to the client’s developmental level
  • Employ effective communication techniques with the client’s family and support system
  • Apply common theories and interventions used in occupational therapy to the pediatric population, with an emphasis on occupational dysfunction and treatment