Enabling Participation: Children

OCC80030 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 6 week block

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

2020 teaching periods


HT3  Term 3

3 Aug 20 - 13 Sep 20

13 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
3 Aug 20

14 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Aug 20


OCC70010 Enabling Participation: Mental Health 2
OCC70020 Enabling participation: Musculoskeletal and neurological 2

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to choose, describe, apply and justify principles of assessment and intervention for individuals or groups of children who are experiencing occupational performance challenges as a result of a musculoskeletal, neurological or mental health conditions. Students learn to apply occupation focused and evidence-based assessments and interventions with children at different stages of development and their families.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Select and apply an occupational therapy conceptual practice model to children at different stages of development engaged in childhood occupations.
2. Select and apply professional practice models including family centred practice, cognitive, motor and sensory approaches which will guide assessment and intervention planning
3. Analyse person, environment and occupation factors to design an intervention plan for a child or group of children with complex problems.
4. Articulate professional reasoning and critique of evidence to justify and communicate intervention plans to children, parents, teachers and carers.
5. Demonstrate research and communication skills