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Dec 04 - 05, 2020 | Contact Hours 15.5 | USD $435 | Pearland, Texas
Praxis: Evaluation and Treatment of the Clumsy Child is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Dec 04 - 05, 2020 at RiverKids Pediatric Home Health, Pearland, Texas, United States of America. Accreditation: This course meets the criteria for 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEU's). Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider - 15.5 PDU's Course Description: Understand underlying etiologies (developmental coordination disorder) and learn updated concepts of motor control and motor learning in order to effectively assess and treat the "clumsy" child. Functional outcomes, practical strategies, and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized. Many school-age children struggle with motor skills that their peers have long mastered. These “clumsy” children may exhibit difficulties with writing, activities of daily living, as well as issues with play and sports. This lab course will provide practical and effective intervention strategies for these children. Underlying etiologies of clumsiness (developmental coordination disorders) as well as newer concepts of motor control and motor development will be discussed in relationship to other neurophysiologic concepts. This course will discuss evaluation tools to isolate the roots of the problem and treatment techniques and suggestions for the classroom utilizing an integrated approach. Functional outcomes and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized. Course participants will be able to: • Define and explain what is meant by clumsiness, developmental incoordination disorder and developmental dyspraxia. • Summarize the proposed underlying causes of praxis problems. • Identify the characteristics of the child with praxis problems. • Identify the components of an adequate evaluation for the child including standardized and non-standardized methods. • Develop activities that would be appropriate for the child with praxis problems for home, school and social environments. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.