2 Contact Hours

This course is about cultural differences in pediatrics, about learning rules for behavior and when those rules might vary. It helps the learner to become culturally competent, recognizing when differences are significant and about developing strategies to address those differences in culturally appropriate ways. entry-level/refresher course is appropriate for occupational, physical, and speech therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP

Skill Level: Entry-level/Refresher

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. Define culture and describe the usefulness of the concept to occupational therapy practice.
2. Describe the three types of cultural competence: culture general, intercultural, and culture specific.
3. Identify your own tacit knowledge that affects the ways in which you interact with others, including children and their families.


Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Cultural Competence in Pediatric Rehabilitation

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3. Coursework - Cultural Competence in Pediatric Rehabilitation

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4. Course Final and Survey - Cultural Competence in Pediatric Rehabilitation

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion