SWO202 - Lifespan Development

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Subject Title
Lifespan Development

Subject Description
This course explores human development across the age span in the physical, social, psychological, emotional, and cognitive domains. Its purpose is to enable the recreation therapist to gain a basic understanding of the life stages of any age group he/she might deliver services to. It examines the transition between life stages and the losses and gains within each stage.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize developmental theories within the context of therapeutic recreation practice.
  2. Describe how the physical, social, cognitive, and psychological changes that take place during the human life span inform therapeutic recreation program planning.
  3. Compare the needs of individuals at the beginning of life and at the end of life to guide therapeutic recreation interventions.
  4. Assess the abilities of special populations at different stages of development to guide the selection of a therapeutic recreation program.
  5. Analyze the effects of losses and gains within the domains of wellness at various life stages to guide therapeutic recreation interventions.

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