Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides the opportunity to examine a variety of paediatric occupational therapy interventions that are occupationally focussed. Both generic and specific interventions related to cognitive (e.g. cognitive orientation to occupational performance), physical (e.g. constraint induced movement therapy, goal directed training), contextual (e.g. home programs, routines based interventions) for children from birth to adolescence within occupational therapy practice will be covered. Students will learn how to make evidence-based decisions in order to apply interventions to specific clinical groups in paediatric practice. Students will learn to review and synthesise the evidence in an area of interest and explore future directions for research.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsOCT6PAE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsMust have completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent. Offer is subject to sufficient enrolments.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Frames of reference for paediatric occupational therapy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKramer, P. and Hinojosa, J.


Edition/Volume3rd ed



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Occupational therapy for children

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCase Smith, J.


Edition/Volume8TH EDN

PublisherST. LOUIS, C. V. MOSBY


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Provide an evidence-based analysis of your choice of a particular intervention approach in paediatric occupational therapy.
02. Investigate and critically evaluate the role of current theories of motor control and motor learning in paediatric occupational therapy practice.
03. Implement an evidence-based intervention plan with one child and evaluate the impact over 6 weeks.
04. Prepare a case presentation that integrates theory with practice and make a recommendation for or against the use of a particular approach in practice and present online.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 0 - 0
One 30.00 hours directed reading per study period from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Online study modules comprising reading and participation in facilitated discussion forums. Equivalent to 30 hours of class based activities.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 0 - 0
Six 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Delivered via web conferencing tool (Collaborate).


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Completion and presentation of intervention project online Completion of intervention project with one childN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4
One 2,500-word literature reviewN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2
Online discussionsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4