Occupational Therapy for play and leisure activities

Course Code: TO 317 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Acquiring theoretical knowledge and developing practical skills to help clients improve their participation in games and leisure

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Defening play and leisure

2. Play and leisure across the lifespan

3. Role of Occupational therapy in play and lesure

4. Development of play occupation inchildren

5. The  impact of disability on play development

6.  Environmental impact on play and leisure activities

7. Culture, play and leisure

8. The imact of social factors on play and leisure

9. Assessment of play and leisure

10. Enabling play and leisure


Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, examples

Learning outcomes:

Students will understand the concept of play and leisure and their importance for the development of individuals
Students want the impact of environmental, cultural and social factors on participation in play and leisure
Students will know how to evaluate play and leisure
Students will learn how to help clients improve their ability to participate in play and leisure

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam and project

Recommended reading:

Bundy, A. C.,, Assesment of Play and Leisure: Delineation of the problem, American Journal of Occupational Therapy,, none, 1993, 222.
Fletcher, A. C., A. C., Nickerson, P., & Wright, K. L, Structured leisure activities in middle childhood, well-being. Journal of Community Psychology,, none, 2003, 641-650.
Bratton, S. C. Ray, D., Rhine, T. & Jones, L, The Efficacy of Play Therapy With Children: A Meta-Analytic Review of Treatments Outcomes., Profesional Psychology: Research and Practice, none, 2005, 380-390.