4 Contact Hours

This entry-level course examines the roles of children in school including learner, worker, player, self-carer, and community member, and addresses how occupational therapy can support the performance of children's roles through active participation and skill development.

Chapter 6 Outline

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 4

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. Describe the occupational roles in which the school-aged child participates.
2. Identify some of the issues that challenge participation in school-aged occupational roles.
3. Examine aspects of school context and classify context issues as those involving physical, sensory, or social factors.
4. Apply the concepts of role performance and context to an understanding of occupational therapists’ role with the school-aged child.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Please read the introduction to provide you with important information and tips about your course.

2. Course Objectives - School-Based Occupational Therapy

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3. Coursework - School-Based Occupational Therapy

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4. Course Final and Survey - School-Based Occupational Therapy


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion