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.
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.