Course Description and Objectives

Course Description:

This course studies the growth and development of the infant through to the child from a therapistís perspective. The course is designed to highlight normal and abnormal motor development along with potential causes for abnormality and possible treatment interventions a therapist may consider for implementing in cases of observed delay or abnormality. This information is presented in a clear and concise lecture format to be used as a reference.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe cellular events of human development

2. List reflexes and integrative patterns for each

3. Understand the role of prenatal development issues on the child

4. Identify characteristics seen in common syndromes, deficiencies, and illnesses

5. Identify normal developmental milestones

6. Identify potential interventions for the critically infant

7. Synthesize issues related to the chronically ill child

8. Recognize delayed and/or abnormal development in pediatrics

9. Analyze deficits related to motor function

10. Formulate appropriate interventions for motor deficits seen in infants and children

11. Understand prominent theories in cognition, psychosocial, and emotional development

12. Describe the sequence of mobility to gait from infant through childhood

13. Assess motor deficits in infants and children and describe possible interventions

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