A Comparison of Paediatric Occupational Therapy University Program Curricula in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada

Rodger, Sylvia, Brown, G. Ted, Brown, Anita and Roever, Carsten (2006) A Comparison of Paediatric Occupational Therapy University Program Curricula in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 26 1 & 2: 153-180.


Author Rodger, Sylvia
Brown, G. Ted
Brown, Anita
Roever, Carsten
Title A Comparison of Paediatric Occupational Therapy University Program Curricula in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada
Journal name Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0194-2638
1541-3144
Publication date 2006-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/J006v26n01_10
Volume 26
Issue 1 & 2
Start page 153
End page 180
Total pages 28
Editor R. J. Palisano
Place of publication New York
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Comparisons were made of the paediatric content of professional entry-level occupational therapy university program curricula in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada using an ex post facto surveymethodology. The findings indicated that in Australia/New Zealand, paediatrics made up 20% of the total curriculum, but only 13% in Canada. Canadian reference materials were utilized less often in Canadian universities than in Australia/New Zealand. Theories taught most often in Australia/New Zealand were: Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Client-Centered Practice, Playfulness, and the Model of Human Occupation. In Canada, the most frequent theories were: Piaget’s Stages ofCognitive/Intellectual Development, Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Erikson’s Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development and Sensory Integration. The most frequently taught paediatric assessment tools in both regions were the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency and Miller Assessment for Preschoolers. Paediatric interventionmethods taught to students in all three countries focused on activities of daily living/self-care, motor skills, perceptual and visual motor integration, and infant and child development. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: Website: ©2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]
Keyword Paediatric occupational therapy
curriculum, theory
assessments
interventions
Q-Index Code C1

 
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