OTAH 122 - Pediatric/Adolescent Clinical Conditions for the OTA (3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): OTAH 101 Introduction to Occupational Therapy , OTAH 102 OTA Stages of Human Development .
Corequisite(s): BIOL 125 Human Anatomy & Physiology II , OTAH 120 Pediatric/Adolescent OTA , OTAH 121 Pediatrics/Adolescent Fieldwork I .
This course focuses on the clinical conditions, including the various illnesses, diseases, diagnoses, and afflictions, specifically found in the pediatric and adolescent population. An example of some of the clinical conditions that will be explored and dissected include, but are not limited to, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Meninigitis, Rett Syndrome, Prater-Willie Syndrome, CHARGE Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Microcephalus, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD), and Autism Spectrum Disorders. General fine and gross motor, and speech and language delays will also be covered as they pertain to the pediatric and adolescent population. Upon completion of this course the OTA student will be expected to demonstrate an efficient understanding of the etiology, manifestation, types, methods of diagnosis, treatment, and expected outcome/prognosis for each clinical condition. Students will also be expected to demonstrate a grasp of the role of OT, and more specifically that of the OTA, in the treatment of the various clinical conditions. A combination of instructional tools, group discussions, student presentations, reflection, and case studies will be used as teaching tools.
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