Online Course
Best Practice in Developmental Skills Training in Early Intervention
Practical ideas for task-specific motor training

1-1.5 hours





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Pam Versfeld
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Pam has a passion for sharing her knowledge of task oriented movement therapy for infants and toddlers

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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This course begins with a review of family-centred care emphasising the importance of therapist-family collaboration in developing an intervention plan. Goals and plans are created by analysing motor skills with a focus on the child’s strengths, inhibitory movements and level of assistance required per task. The speaker, Pam Versfeld, lists ways to create and write goals within an enriched environment that will lead to success for the child. Lastly, this course describes the GAME early intervention protocol, which utilises intense task-specific motor training within an enriched environment.


This course aims to explore task-specific motor training in early intervention through an evidence-based framework and best practice guidelines.


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

  1. Video
  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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe how the recommendations for task specific motor training are embedded within a family centred therapy session for a child with developmental delay
  • explain how the task-individual-environment principle enhances task analysis and adaptation
  • explain the importance of providing an enriched environment for infants with developmental delay
  • describe how to incorporate parent education into a therapy session

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Pam Versfeld: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is a great course! Very informative, with immediately applicable information to your clinical practice.
Claron O' Neale
This course is perfect for reviewing your goal-setting and intervention strategies. It changed my practice!
Natalia Garza