Children often struggle with fidgeting, attention deficits, and immature motor patterns which manifest themselves through frustration, sensory, and behavior issues. The optimal function of our bodies occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Lack of movement opportunities and the use of electronic devices at a young age both affect the development of patterns used in the occupation of children. Occupational therapists can easily build-in assessment of body and segmental movement and posture. This session provides strategies for assessment and introduces treatment ideas for using movement to improve performance in occupation.
Course created on February 10, 2022
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.15 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 03796; CE Broker/1.5 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-899662; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/1.88 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the importance of movement to overall brain function and occupational performance.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize physical manifestations of immature brain function.
- After this course, participants will be able to list movement strategies that can be used to improve brain skills and build movement opportunities.
|5-20 Minutes||Physiology of vestibular and postural systems|
|20-35 Minutes||Movement deficits - assessment|
|35-50 Minutes||Development of posture and regulatory systems|
|50-65 Minutes||Visual system connection with posture and vestibular|
|65-75 Minutes||Motor strategies for building core and posture for occupational performance|
|75-85 Minutes||Documentation and goal setting based on OTPF-4|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS
Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS, is an author of the award-winning Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series, is a pediatric occupational therapist. She specializes in trauma-informed care, behavior, interoception, and autism. As an educational speaker, Cara incorporates her expertise as a mother of two children with autism. She has published six books and has over 98,000 followers on her blog and social media channels. Cara is also a children’s YOGA instructor.
In addition to her books, Dr. Koscinski regularly blogs and creates fun products for those who work with children who have special needs. She serves on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine. Dr. Koscinski just earned her certification as an autism specialist (CAS).
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 03796. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.5 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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