If you have been successful in obtaining a placement within the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service we recommend you spend some time learning a bit more about normal child development (so it's easier to spot what is abnormal!) as well as familiarising yourself with some of the more common conditions that you may come across during your time with our service.
Please look at the Child Development Timeline to learn when babies, infants and toddlers typically achieve their motor, cognitive, sensory and communication milestones. Please also look under the Health A-Z section to learn more about the various conditions.
The Royal College of Occupational Therapist (RCOT) is the UK professional body of occupational therapy staff. They help and guide members throughout their studies and careers. They also work with members to produce pertinent advice, guidance and information to support members' practice, research, careers and lifelong learning.
RCOT have produced a fact sheet called 'Occupational Therapy with Children and Young People' which may be beneficial to look at.