Fine motor skills have a major impact on a child's performance in daily skills, school, and social activities. Children with hand skill problems are limited in these areas, and the greater the impairment, the greater the child's level of difficulty. This course provides occupational therapists and assistants intervention strategies to help children with hand skill problems.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic and Intermediate

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation, 2nd ed. (2006)" edited by Dr. Anne Henderson, PhD, OTR and Charlane Pehoski, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA PhD, - Copyright 2006 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

  1. Identify five factors to consider during intervention planning.
  2. Describe the process and considerations of goal setting.
  3. Describe the typical sequence of intervention for treating hand skill problems.
  4. Discuss the importance of generalizing skills in all daily activities.
  5. Discuss the implications for splinting, casting, and constraint-induced movement therapy.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - OT Intervention for Children with Hand Skill Problems

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3. Coursework - OT Intervention for Children with Hand Skill Problems

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4. Course Final and Survey - OT Intervention for Children with Hand Skill Problems


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion