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Hand Function 0-7 Months
Gain an in-depth understanding of how infants develop functional hand movements

1-1.5 hours

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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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Introduction

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.

Aims

This course aims to explore the development of hand function from birth to 7 months.

Outline

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.

Practicalities

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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.1 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 the various hand positions that infants aged 0 to 7 months use for self-touch
  • discuss spontaneous movements in relation to hand function in infants aged 0 to 7 months
  • summarise the general characteristics of infant hand function from 0 to 7 months

Online Course: Hand Function 0-7 Months

Gain an in-depth understanding of how infants develop functional hand movements

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Pam Versfeld

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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Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

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.

Aims

This course aims to explore the development of hand function from birth to 7 months.

Outline

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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