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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In this course, Pam Versfeld covers newborn behaviour and newborn perceptual motor abilities. In Part 1 of this course, she reviews aspects of newborn infant behaviour which are important for understanding the many factors that influence the perceptual-motor behaviour during the newborn period (from birth to about 4 weeks). In Part 2 of this course, Pam covers the perceptual-motor development of the newborn infant with opportunities to observe and analyse newborn movement behaviour.
To provide course participants with the knowledge needed to understand, recognise and describe the different factors that influence newborn perceptual motor behaviour and the development of healthy term and late preterm infants.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Part 1 - Video and reading on newborn behaviour
- Part 2 - Video and reading on newborn perceptual motor abilities
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.