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OCCP3104: Infancy and Pre School Occ Performance

2024 unit information

Occupational therapy is used to enhance, restore, or maintain participation of infants and their families in everyday home, community and early educational activities. Integrating an understanding of childhood development with family centred practice and early intervention service delivery, students will develop specific assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills to promote participation in everyday activities from infancy through pre school. In doing so, students will address how to provide occupational therapy within a family context, promote quality of life through participation in desired everyday occupation, and consider the complex interaction of a persons capacity (physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning) with environmental factors while focusing on the performance of activities of concern to families.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP3104
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
OCCP1103 and OCCP1105 and OCCP1104
Assumed knowledge:
OCCP1101 and OCCP1102 and OCCP2103 and OCCP2104

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

  • LO1. Utilise theoretical frameworks to analyse the interplay of (a) children’s characteristics, (b) demands of childhood occupations and (c) family and early education practice contexts influencing the development, occupational performance and well-being of children.
  • LO2. Explore and analyse childhood occupations which are relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, values, and social practices.
  • LO3. Gather and interpret data across domains of child development and areas of childhood participation using observation, interview, and evidence informed standardised testing procedures.
  • LO4. Identify occupational therapy interventions which are family-centred and which align with early education practice settings to enhance the child’s performance and ensure positive influence on both child and family outcomes
  • LO5. Create a contextually relevant occupational therapy plan with congruence between client-centred goals, approach(s) of intervention and service delivery, and methods of evaluating intervention.
  • 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 the child's performance.

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

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