Occupational Therapy for Children, Young People and their Families
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE
To provide an opportunity for students to:
1. Explore issues on child development and common disorders in childhood.
2. Critically analyse, review and appraise occupational therapy theory and practice with children, adolescents and family.
3. Actively consider and examine assessment and treatment principles, methods, and practices.
4. Explore and critically evaluate areas of occupational therapy practice for children and adolescents.
5. Identify and critique policy changes and trends with children, young people and family practice.
6. Consider the expansion of occupational therapy through incorporation of different disciplines within the healthcare system towards a client-centred and evidence-based professional practice.
MAIN TOPICS OF STUDY
* Analysis of aspects in child development and study of common problems and disorders in childhood.
* Examine research based current evidence on occupational therapy theory and practice for children and adolescents.
* Review the clinical reasoning process in paediatric occupational therapy practice.
* Examine a selection of experimental methods appropriate for assessing and evaluating clinical practice or service delivery in children’s health.
* Exploration of effective ways of the family’s incorporation into their children’s assessment and treatment.
* Exploration of current children’s health policy and legislation.
Case discussions, Group work, Lectures, Peer discussion, Practical training, Seminars
Equivalent professional qualification, Relevant professional experience, Undergraduate degree
Middlesex UB8 3PH