Children, Youth & Families: An Occupational Approach
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
The course explores the occupational issues faced by children, youth and families in Australian society. The occupational issues of marginalised children and youth will be an additional focus of the course particularly in rural areas. Students will engage with occupational evaluation and intervention approaches in the home, school and community contexts. Students will determine how to enable the occupational engagement of children and youth in play/leisure, self-care and productivity [PEO]. Students will learn how to design and deliver intervention approaches based on the principles of family-centered practice.
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Construct and implement occupational evaluation approaches in home, school and community contexts.
2. Determine how to enable the occupational engagement of children and youth in their play/leisure, self-care and productivity.
3. Design intervention approaches in home, school & community contexts, based on the principles of family-centered practice.
4. Critically appraise the occupational issues of marginalised children and youth, and support their occupational engagement.
|Content||On completion of this course students will:
1. Know normal development
2. Design environmental modifications to support and promote occupational engagement
3. Use assistive technology to support and promote occupational engagement
4. Evaluate children/youth with differing occupational issues, due to cognitive, sensory, physical and/or physical challenges.
5. Design intervention approaches for children/youth with differing occupational issues, due to cognitive, sensory, physical and/or physical challenges.
6. Design intervention approaches for different contexts, e.g., home, school, community
7. Be proficient with the therapeutic use of play
8. Design seating & posture adaptations for maximising occupational engagement
9. Work with marginalised children and their families in an appropriate manner
10. Determine appropriate programs within the Australian family culture
11. Design splints to support and promote occupational engagement
12. Work effectively in multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary teams
|Replacing Course(s)||Children, youth and family issues are currently completed in 4 weeks as part of the OCCT2200 course. These issues require a full semester for students to reach an adequate level of synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge and techniques required of a commencing therapist.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students will have completed 2.5 years of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program. This course builds on that foundational knowledge.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for OCCT3264|