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Using Gravity to Facilitate Sensorimotor Development in Infants and Children
August 12, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT| $195
Gravity influences infant development in many ways, from triggering vestibular processing to developing and strengthening muscles. Due to a number of factors, including improper positioning, lack of typical sensorimotor opportunities, other environmental factors, and/or diagnoses of failure to thrive, autism, sensory processing disorders, etc., many of today’s children are delayed in their sensorimotor development when compared with past generations. These delays are particularly apparent in lack of core strength, proximal stability, and upper extremity coordination.
Along with other treatment strategies, gravity can be used by therapists to enhance development, especially in the areas of sensorimotor processing, reflex integration and motor coordination. A variety of intervention strategies that engage vestibular mechanisms and take advantage of gravitational influences, including some innovative equipment, will be discussed and demonstrated via labs and video presentation.
Friday, August 12, 2016, 8:30am – 4:30pm CDT
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the role that gravity plays in typical infant development.
- List the ways that positioning and other environmental influences can obstruct or enhance sensorimotor development.
- Demonstrate at least 3-4 strategies to facilitate reflex integration and sensorimotor development.
- Describe innovative equipment for enhancing sensorimotor development and how to use them.
Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants will receive 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 AOTA CEUs for this course.
AOTA Classification Code: Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Full Attendance, Quiz
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. Participants purchasing non-refund-able airfare tickets are encouraged to inquire as to course availability before final purchase. Registrant bears sole responsibility for transportation to course. Weather or transportation difficulties are not the responsibility of Vital Links, and failure of a chosen means of transportation is not grounds for registration fee refund when course is held.
To register by phone, call: 608-270-5424