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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As with any new skill, learning to stand takes hours of practice. Infants must repeat the task and explore different ways of achieving their desired outcome. Achieving independent standing requires persistence, repeated experience of success, as well as repeated failures. There are three phases of learning to stand: learning to support the body weight on the lower limbs with support from a caregiver; standing and stepping with hand support; standing independently and early walking. This course provides an in-depth description of each phase.
This course aims to provide an overview of how infants learn to stand, cruise with hand support, let go, stand independently and take their first steps. It also aims to provide an introduction to using a dynamic systems and task oriented approach to training the different developmental tasks along the learning-to-stand trajectory.
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.