Occupational Therapy for Children- Module 1: Foundational Knowledge and Common Conditions

Product #
1079OT
Type
OT/OTA
Hours
10
Approval Status

Course Description:

This course is derived from the textbook Occupational Therapy for Children by Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L.  Occupational Therapy for Children focuses on children from infancy to adolescence and gives comprehensive coverage of both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. The course includes author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep the therapist in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice.  The text provides a strong focus on evidence-based practice with the addition of key research notes and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions. 

This course covers chapters 3, 5 and 6

  • Chapter 3: Development of Childhood Occupations
  • Chapter 5: Working with Families
  • Chapter 6: Common Conditions that Influence Children's Participation 

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet 

Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants 

Educational Level:

Intermediate 

Prerequisites:

None 

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the key principles of the neuromaturational theory
  2. Recognize the dynamical systems theory and its components
  3. List Thomas and Chess' nine areas of temperament
  4. Differentiate between the development of play occupations between age stages
  5. Recognize the types of play that predominate early childhood
  6. Recognize reasons to study families
  7. Identify types of family resources and how to use them effectively
  8. Define the family structure
  9. Recognize three complementary models for family-centered services
  10. Recognize cultural considerations in intervention services
  11. List suggestions for therapists from parents on providing flexible and responsive services
  12. Recognize common cardiopulmonary dysfunctions
  13. Identify characteristics of common musculoskeletal disorder
  14. Differentiate between types of seizures
  15. Recognize classes of peripheral nerve injuries
  16. Differentiate between subclusters of disturbances for categorizing autism 

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

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