FCST 322

FCST 322: Play in Child Life Practice
3.0 SH


This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the role and application of play in child life pratice and other related fields, such as social work, therapeutic recreation, and education. Students learn about the child life field, and they examine the historical and cultural dimensions of play and explore major theories of play. Students learn various play techniques used by child life specials through a combination of lecture and experiential activities including role playing, expressive play, and storytelling. Students enhance their knowledge of the role of play in the treatment of children coping with hospitalization injury, and illness. 3 hours lecture.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and FCST 210