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OCCP2103: Occupational Performance at School

2024 unit information

For children and young people who experience challenges participating in activities associated with school, occupational therapy can assist to enhance, restore, and maintain school performance. In this unit of study students learn how to provide collaborative occupational therapy services within inclusive education contexts with the goal of enhancing participation in all school activities. Specifically, students: obtain an understanding of human development in middle to late childhood; have opportunities to study the impact of motor, sensory, cognitive, and social challenges to children's school performance; and learn specific occupational therapy assessment, intervention, and evaluation methods which are relevant to the school context. This unit includes learning activities that will contribute to practice education hours.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP2103
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
OCCP1103 and OCCP1105 and OCCP1104 or (OCCP1096 and OCCP1097 and OCCP1098)
Assumed knowledge:
OCCP1101 and OCCP1102

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the Australian Education System, expectations of children’s performance relative to the Australian National Curriculum (Primary School), and the role of therapists within the educational sector.
  • LO2. Develop assessment and intervention plans that reflect the roles and functions of an occupational therapist in an education setting considering the impact of laws, policies, and individual school/agency cultures.
  • LO3. Analyse the occupational roles, routines and tasks required of students in primary school, high school and tertiary education systems as they relate to the changing educational expectations over time.
  • LO4. Identify barriers and enablers specific to performance of occupational roles, routines and tasks in educational settings and develop plans to address individual student needs in those areas.
  • LO5. Identify barriers to school participation that are related to sensory, cognitive, biomechanical, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of the educational context and develop plans that leads to environmental support.
  • LO6. Analyse how knowledge of the specific cultural, social and educational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can be incorporated into a strengths-based assessment of school performance.
  • LO7. Identify, prioritise and justify interventions that address occupational needs of students in consideration of school personnel, resources and school environments (human & non-human).
  • LO8. Develop plans to address occupational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students which include their caregivers and other community members in all decisions regarding the planning, delivery and evaluation of primary and secondary occupational performance at school.
  • LO9. Develop plans to address barriers and to support enablers during key transitions in educational settings (primary to high school, school to tertiary study).

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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