Course content includes typical and atypical development in children from birth to 18 years of age with an emphasis on function in occupational performance areas, sensorimotor aspects, and performance contexts. Current research, issues, and trends in pediatric practice are discussed for each of the five categories: Infancy, Preschool Age, Early School Age, Middle Childhood, and Adolescence. Through several cases studies, students learn about various pediatric impairments and diagnoses, as well as important sociocultural and ethical issues in working with children and their families. Each week in seminar, students critique research articles and discuss theoretical and current issues related to pediatric occupational therapy.
Prerequisites: OT 612 and 622.