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Beyond Weight Bearing: Developing Upper Extremity Function in Children and Adolescents

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Course Description:

This three day course content will focus on the characteristics of the development of upper extremity function through a Neuro-Developmental Treatment lens.  Shoulder girdle stability, reach, grasp and manipulation within a functional task will be the focus of the learning.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain knowledge of the motor, sensory, cognitive and behavioral foundations for use of arm and hands for support, contact grasp and manipulation.

  • Observe and identify essential postural, sensory and perceptual elements necessary to use the arms and hands functionally.

  • Identify missing elements in children with developmental, neuro-motor or sensory processing challenges.

  • Set goals, plan treatment and identify strategies to optimize strengths and minimize barriers to performance.

  • Apply the knowledge and skills learn to improve upper extremity function of children in daily activities.