Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Learning, Motor Control and Strength - A lab course

Course Description:

This introductory-intermediate level lecture and lab course will explore how characteristics of cerebral palsy, autism, and other neuromotor diagnoses influence motor control, motor learning, strength, and function for children from birth to teens. Evidence-based examination and intervention strategies will be presented to promote motor learning and achievement of personal, functional outcomes in light of a child's specific diagnosis. Using the ICF as a framework for practice, case studies and lab sessions will provide attendees opportunities to integrate the information provided with clinical judgement to develop outcomes, examination plans, and intervention activities for a given child. Therapists will learn to apply valid and reliable tools to measure responses to intervention over time in order to set treatment priorities, document progress and modify intervention

Upon completion of course, participants will be able to:
1. Generate functional and measurable outcomes in a top-down intervention approach, in consideration of the contextual factors of the ICF.
2. Integrate evidence based outcome tools throughout assessment and treatment to guide intervention and document progress and outcomes for function, participation and age appropriate activities.
3. Analyze the effect of strength on motor function and motor control using evidence-based assessment tools.
4. Identify evidence based strengthening intervention programs integrating motor learning neuroplasticity, and motor control approaches.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs on the activity and participation of children with disabilities.


Paula Cox

Session 1 November 2-3, 2018
Lafayette, LA (Map)

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Session 2 March 16-17, 2019
Bridgeville, PA (Map)

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