This course provides occupational therapists with specific treatment strategies that can be used to treat preschoolers with fine motor problems.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic

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. Utilize vertical surfaces to encourage appropriate hand and wrist position;
  2. Know when and how to utilize manipulatives to properly develop fine motor skills in preschoolers;
  3. Identify the benefits of, and discuss how to administer a "Wake-Up Hands," "Strong Hands," and "Smart Hands activity;
  4. Describe how to approach treatment for a child with fine motor planning problems;
  5. Discuss the benefit of scissors cutting activities; and,
  6. Effectively administer a hand writing program including the appropriate development of a pencil grasp and control.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives

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3. Coursework

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4. Course Final and Survey

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion