Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
Stephanie Parks, PhD, OT/L
Credit: .2 CEUs, 2 contact hours, 2.5 NBCOT PDUs
Occupational therapy practitioners working in schools understand the essential cognitive and learning that occurs in schools and support student’s participation and success through various indirect and direct service delivery models. This course provides an overview of cognitive development and function. Topics include a review of primary cognitive development theories; interventions promoting changes to the context/environment, the activity/occupation and curriculum are presented as a means to enhance the student’s performance and participation; and evaluation and strength-based student-specific interventions to enhance cognitive and executive function.
Following this course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe common cognitive growth and development theories across various conditions for students in schools
- Explain the interplay between cognitive functioning and development, the learning environment, and the socio-cultural context for learning
- Discuss various assessment tools and interventions to address cognitive and learning skills for children and adolescences.