Using a developmental time frame this course will cover occupational development from from birth to adolescence. The course will provide the theory and practice of occupational therapy for individuals with disabilities or challenges to their occupational achievement. Personal as well as environmental adaptation principles will be covered. The course will explore application of wellness principles for these populations. The course will integrate societal and cultural influence, family or caregiver dynamics and influences. This course dovetails with OC TH 6140 and OC TH 6160.