Pam has a passion for sharing her knowledge of task oriented movement therapy for infants and toddlers
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Early intervention refers to a set of interventions that support and provide resources for families of special needs infants and toddlers, 0 to 3 years old. Services covered within this programme can include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, amongst many others. The term "early intervention" encompasses early diagnosis and an early start to fostering cognitive, communication and motor development. Research has shown that early intervention is most effective when it is family-centred, in the child's natural environment and when the family and therapists work collaboratively to select goals and plan interventions. Empowering families in the decision-making process begins with the assessment. This course will discuss family-centred care and three different assessment tools that have the best predictive validity for detecting cerebral palsy.
The goal of this course is to explain the importance of early intervention and to discuss three tools that aid early diagnosis.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.