Children, Youth and Families: An Occupational Approach

Course code OCCT3264
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


The course explores the development and occupational functioning of children, youth within families. It will examine various aspects of childhood/youth and related conditions along with associated occupational needs. Students will develop understanding of relevant assessments, important aspects of functioning during childhood/youth and interventions used for children/youth.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Express knowledge of common childhood disorders and associated occupational needs.

2. Demonstrate understanding of relevant standardised assessments for particular children/youth.

3. Demonstrate understanding of developmental milestones

4. Demonstrate understanding of the relevance of play in development

5. Develop relevant Family/Person-centred goals and interventions.

6. Determine how to enable occupational engagement of children and youth in their chosen play/leisure, self-care and productivity occupations.


This course uses lectures, experiential laboratories and case- based tutorials to explore the development of children and youth within their families.

It discusses common conditions that occur during development and the effects of these conditions upon occupational engagement and functioning in play/leisure, self-care and productive occupations.

It includes consideration of standardised assessments often used within these areas of practice and development of relevant interventions resulting from information gathered through assessment and discussion with relevant stakeholders including families, other health professionals and teachers.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252 OCCT2253, SOCA2505 and PSYC2505.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes - in class

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment (Design and Evaluate a Play session)

Presentation: PBL Group Presentation

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks