Introduction

6 Contact Hours

Description: Motor development is a continuous process that occurs throughout life. Understanding motor development is critical to assessing function, establishing age-appropriate goals, and designing treatment to benefit the patient. This course helps each learner understand motor development from infancy to adult, as well as discuss implications for treatment to help your client achieve his or her goals.

Instructors:

Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L

Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults. Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.
Sherry Rickman, DPT

Sherry received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Belmont University in Nasheville, TN. Her experience as a contract physical therapist has helped her develop a wide range of expertise, enabling her to teach on a number of topics including: wound care, joint replacement, stroke rehab, and pain management. Despite her expertise as a clinician, Sherry's strongest asset is her relentless pursuit to help her patients get better. For that, she is constantly looking to improve her own skills and the skills of others around her. Sherry is a single mother of one daughter and enjoys sitting by her creek when she is not working.

Course Text (required): Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Audience: OT, PT

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 6


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 "Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed." (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Define the life span concept of development.

2. Understand the relationship of cognition and motivation to motor development.

3. Identify important motor accomplishments of the first 3 years of life.

4. Describe the acquisition and refinement of fundamental movement patterns during childhood.

5. Explain age-related changes in functional movement patterns across the life span.

6. Differentiate how age-related systems changes affect posture, balance, and gait in older adults.

Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Motor Development: What Therapists Need to Know

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3. Coursework - Motor Development: What Therapists Need to Know

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4. Course Final and Survey - Motor Development: What Therapists Need to Know

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion