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
Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.
Newborn babies naturally grasp objects placed directly in their hands. Beginning in infancy, they reach for nearby objects. Once they acquire more motor skills, they are able to progress to reaching for more distant objects. When an infant reaches for a target with their upper extremity, their hand prepares to grasp the toy or object. Infants use different hand positions to explore their environment based on their age. This course will explain how the infant moves from spontaneous movements for hand contact and exploration to a more goal-directed intentional reach and grasp action.
This course aims to explore the development of hand function from birth to 7 months.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.