The course takes place in period

4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course enhance competence (compare with
European occupational therapy competencies) in
the areas of knowledge of occupational therapy,
OT-process and professional reasoning,
professional relationships and partnerships,
professional autonomy and accountability and
research and development in occupational
therapy/science. This course also enhance the
following generic competences: ethical
competence, communicative and social
competence in research and development (R&D)
work and competence in organizations and

Learning outcomes

- students have knowledge of the most common
neuropsychological problems in children and
and understand how it affect the daily living
- students are able to apply ethical principles
in OT-process
- students gain a theoretical foundation of
occupational therapy for children and youth
- students can apply occupational therapy
and principles in the OT-process of children
- students can use play as meaningful
students can apply the Model of Playfulness
- students can modify environments to promote
activity and participation
- students understand the importance of
documentation of the OT-process
- students can apply clinical reasoning when
working with child case
- students can apply the principles of family
centered work, multi-professional work and
networks in relation to children and youth
- students can use evidence-based approach when
working with children and youth

Course contents

theoretical and practical knowledge needed to be
able to promote occupation and participation in
children and youth

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic courses in OT from the first year of
Additionally, Occupation and Participation I from
second year studies.

Additional information

Participation in seminar, visits to occupational
therapists working with children and adolescents
and practical lessons is compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading:
Case-Smith, J. 2010. Occupational Therapy for
Children. 6th ed. Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-05658-
Eliasson, A-C. Lidström, H. Peny-Dahlstrand, M.
(red). 2016. Arbetsterapi för barn och ungdom.
Rodger, S. (ed.) 2010. Occupation-centred
practice with children. A practical guide for
occupational therapists. Wiley-Blackwell

Asaba, E. & Wicks, A. 2010. Occupational
Terminology, Journal of Occupational Science,
17:2, 120-124.
Autti-Rämö, I., Salminen, A-L., Rajavaara, M.,
Ylinen, A. (ed.). 2016. Kuntoutuminen.
Ayres, J.A. 2008. Aistimusten aallokossa.
Sensorisen integraation häiriö ja terapia. PS-
Eliasson, A-C & Burtner, P.A.(ed).
hand function in Children with Cerebral Palsy:
theory, evidence and intervention. London: Mac
Keith Press
Jeglinsky, I. 2012. Family-centredness in
services and rehabilitation planning for
and youth with cerebral palsy in Finland.
for doctoral degree. Karolinska institutet.
Kielhofner, G. 2009. Conceptual Foundations of
Occupational Therapy. 4uppl., Philadelphia: F.
Koivikko, M & Sipari, S. 2006. Lapsen ja nuoren
hyvä kuntoutus. Helsinki: Vaajaliikkeisten
Kramer, P. & Hinojosa. 2010. Frames of
for pediatric occupational therapy (3rd
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Kuhaneck, H et al. 2010. Activity analysis,
creativity and playfulness in paediatric
occupational therapy.
Launiainen, H. & Sipari, S. 2011. Lapsen hyvä
kuntoutus käytännössä. Projekti 2007-2011,
Vajaaliikkeisten kunto ry. ISBN: 978-952-99712-
Law, M. Baum, C. Dunn, W. 2005. Measuring
occupational performance: supporting best
practice in occupational therapy. Thorofare:
Slack inc.
Parham, D. & Fazio, L. 2008. Play in
therapy for children. USA: Mosby.
Pickens, N, Pizur-Barnekow, K. (2009) Co-
occupation: Extending the dialogue. Journal of
Occupational Science, 16:3, 151-156.
Pierce, D. 2009. Co-occupation: The challenges
defining concepts original to occupational
science, Journal of Occupational Science, 16:3,
Rodger, S & Ziviani, J. 2008. Occupational
therapy with children. Understanding childrens
occupations and enabling participation.
Townsend, E. A. & Polatajko, H. J. 2007.
Occupation II. Advancing an occupational
vision for health, well-being & justice through
occupation. Kap 9,10. CAOT
Turpin, M. ja Iwama, M.K. 2010. Using
Occupational Therapy Models in
Livingstone. Elsevier.
Wicks, A. 2005. Understanding Occupational
Potential, Journal of Occupational Science,

Atchison, Ben & Dirette, Diane K.(red.)2012.
Conditions in occupational therapy: effect on
occupational performance. 4. ed. Philadelphia:
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams &
Attwood, Tony. 2011. Den kompletta guiden till
Aspergers syndrom. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Attwood, Tony. 2012. Aspergerin oireyhtymä
lapsuudesta aikuisuuteen. Oppimateriaalikeskus
Opike. ISBN 978-951-580-530-0.
Dufva, V & Koivunen, M (toim.) 2012. ADHD
Diagnosointi, hoito ja hyvä arki. PS-kustannus.
ISBN 978-952-451-566-5.
Kerola, K & al. 2009. Autismin kirjo ja
kuntoutus. PS-kustannus
Stirling, J. 2002. Neuropsykologi - en
introduktion, kap. 6, 7, 9,10. Lund:
Wing, L. 2012. Autismspektrum: handbok för
föräldrar och professionella. Stockholm: Cura

Study activities

  • Lectures - 32 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Small-group work - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours
  • Seminars - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Approved examination task (assessment scale 1 -
5)and approved participation in discussion foum,
exercises, study visits and seminar


Backman Henrika


Arola Annikki

Group size

No limit (20 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-08-31

The timetable of the course

Se rumsbokning i ARBS

Course enrolment period

2022-02-28 to 2022-03-27

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-03-25 09:15 - 11:00 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Introduktion till kursen på Zoom Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-04-07 14:30 - 16:00 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-04-11 08:30 - 11:45 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-04-22 08:30 - 11:45 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-04-29 08:30 - 11:45 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-05-05 14:30 - 16:00 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-05-09 08:30 - 11:00 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-05-13 08:30 - 11:45 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi
2022-05-20 09:15 - 15:00 B516 Aktivitet och delaktighet för barn och unga Slutseminarie Backman Henrika
Peri Heidi

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