3 Contact Hours

Description: This course provides each learner with a working understanding of how motor control and learning impact skill acquisition in children, and offers each therapist strategies to facilitate each for improved functional mobility and performance in daily living activities.

Audience: OT, PT

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 3

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.

Method of Delivery:



Mailed Home Study

Certificate Options:

Online Certificate - Complete your activities and test online, then receive your certificate instantly online.

Mailed Certificate - Receive a printed, signed certificate in the mail

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

1. Define motor control and motor learning.

2. Understand the relationship among motor control, motor learning, and motor development.

3. Distinguish between the hierarchic and systems models of motor control.

4. Explain the development of postural control and balance.

5. Describe the role of experience and feedback in motor control and motor learning.

6. Relate motor control and motor learning theories to therapeutic intervention.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Motor Control and Motor Learning in Children

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3. Coursework - Motor Control and Motor Learning in Children

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4. Course Final and Survey - Motor Control and Motor Learning in Children


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion