5 Contact Hours

This entry-level course discusses common occupations and roles of pre-school children within the context of home and preschool as-well-as the role of the occupational therapist in providing services with this population.

Chapter 5 Outline

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Apply concepts from Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Framework and Ecocultural Theory to the development and occupational patterns of preschool children to assist in determining service delivery needs for children and families.
2. Describe the importance of home and family for the development of preschool children.
3. Identify common occupations of preschool children at home and at preschool.
4. Describe the preschool context, the roles and occupations experienced by children in preschool, and inclusive practices for children with disabilities.
5. Explain how service delivery systems and legislation impact services for young children, and clarify the roles of occupational therapists working with preschool children and their families.
6. Describe evaluation and intervention methods used by occupational therapists working with preschool children and their families.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Treating Preschool Children: Strategies for Occupational Therapists

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3. Coursework - Treating Preschool Children: Strategies for Occupational Therapists

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4. Course Final and Survey - Treating Preschool Children: Strategies for Occupational Therapists


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion