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OCCP3076: Occupational Performance: Education

2024 unit information

Many children and young people experience challenges engaging in activities associated with school and other educational contexts. Occupational therapy can help to enhance, restore, or maintain children's participation in school-related activities, and prepare for a transition to adulthood. Integrating an understanding of human development and educational systems, students will develop the assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills to promote the school performance of children and youth. In doing so, students will be able to answer the questions: How do I provide occupational therapy services that are collaborative and consider the concerns of all involved How do I assist educational systems to provide an inclusive environment that promotes participation for all children and youth

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP3076
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Develop occupational therapy plans that reflect the role and function of an occupational therapist in an education setting; considering the impact of law, policy, and individual school/agency culture.
  • LO2. Analyse the occupational roles, routines, and tasks required of students in preschool, primary school, high school, and education systems as they relate to the changing educational expectations over time.
  • LO3. Identify elements that impact on performance of occupational roles, routines, and tasks in educational setting, and develop plans to address the needs of children and young people within these areas.
  • LO4. Develop occupational therapy plans within educational contexts that are culturally safe with respect to individual, cultural, and linguistic diversity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families.
  • LO5. Identify elements that impact on participation at school that are related to the physical, sensory, cognitive, psychological, and social dimensions of the educational context and develop occupational therapy plans to support children and young people's experience within educational contexts.
  • LO6. Identify, prioritise, and justify occupational therapy plans that address client needs while also considering individuals, school personnel, and school environments (human and non-human).
  • LO7. Develop occupational therapy plans to support needs of children and young people during key transition times in educational settings (preschool to primary school, primary to high school, school to work, and school to tertiary study).

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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