Pediatric Occupational Therapy II: Intervention and Outcomes aims to develop professional reasoning for using client-centered occupations as the primary modality for intervention to help pediatric children and adolescents achieve desired outcomes. The course emphasizes utilizing evidence to inform decision making and applying appropriate pediatric theories, models of practice, and frames of reference to guide intervention and discharge planning in early childhood settings. Applicable pillars of lifestyle medicine are explored to promote a family-centered, holistic approach to occupational engagement. Examining different service delivery models provides an understanding of reimbursement systems, funding mechanisms, and documentation practices necessary to communicate the rationale for occupational therapy services in a variety of pediatric settings. The course also explores the role of occupational therapy in transition services.
OTD students only