This course examines the continuum of care and methods of service delivery for pediatric populations in a variety of medical, educational, and social settings. Current issues affecting service delivery including access, quality, and cost will be identified and discussed. Students are challenged to recognize the influence of federal legislation and health care policy on current practice and to identify and analyze the social, economic, political, and demographic factors and trends that influence the delivery of pediatric practice in the United States. The occupational therapists emerging role within the context of health promotion, community, and public health will be discussed. Students participate in Level I Fieldwork experiences in pediatric/adolescent settings as part of this course.
PREREQUISITE(S): All general education and program requirements as well as all 100, 200 & 300 level OTR courses.