2 Contact Hours

This entry-level/refresher course discusses the role of the occupational therapist as a consultant to parents and teachers and other adults who are involved with a child living with a disability or illness. It provides a guide for sharing your expertise to others and includes strategies to address difficulties in collaborative consultation. This course is appropriate for occupational therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 2

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. Distinguish consultation from other models of service delivery, such as direct intervention and monitoring.
2. Define collaborative consultation and differentiate it from expert consultation.
3. Apply principles of collaborative consultation to the facilitation of problem identification and clarification and the development and implementation of client-owned solutions.
4. Describe the research-based evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative consultation.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - OT Consultation: Sharing Your Expertise In Pediatrics

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3. Coursework - OT Consultation: Sharing Your Expertise In Pediatrics

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4. Course Final and Survey - OT Consultation: Sharing Your Expertise In Pediatrics


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion