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Academic Readiness and Developmental Disabilities in Early and Middle Childhood Development

Online Course: Academic Readiness and Developmental Disabilities in Early and Middle Childhood Development

Learn practical skills to enhance a child's participation in school and sports

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Course instructor:

Tracy Prowse

Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer



Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

2-2.5 hours

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By the age of seven, most children will be ready to participate in formal learning and sports. However, some children may not develop the necessary postural control or motor skills to engage in these activities. There are many factors that could cause these delays, including genetic conditions, developmental disabilities and other environmental or personal factors. This course, the third in the series on the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development in early and middle childhood, explores some of the factors which affect a child’s development, as well as suggesting specific strategies which can be used to enhance a child’s participation in school and sports.


The aim of this course is to discuss academic readiness in children and to suggest practical strategies to help children who may not be ready to engage in formal learning. It also aims to introduce developmental disabilities in children.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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