The realm of pediatric occupational therapy can be daunting. There are so many components to achieve progression and successful development. Hand skills are vital to play, ADL independence, and school performance for the growing child.
This pediatric hand development course will classify grasps and developmental milestones of hand skills. Evaluation strategies and standardized testing is reviewed. In depth interventions are suggested for various grasp deficiencies including in-hand manipulation, voluntary release, and bilateral use of upper extremities.
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- Components of hand skills
- Context factors contributing to hand skills including social factors.
- Contributions of body functions to hand skills including vision, sensorimotor funtcion, sensory integration, skeletal, and cognition
- Development of had skills
- Grasp patterns
- Classification of in-hand manipulation skills
- Motor skills prerequisites for in-hand manipulation
- Hand skills and how they affect play, activities of daily living and school functions
- General Motor Problems that affect Hand Skills
- How problems with somatosensory, non use, and various disabilities effect hand skills and development
- Review screening tools for hand skills
- Evaluation tools for hand skills
- Intervention strategies for various grasps
- Identified problems, goal setting, examples and ideas for intervention
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional
- Identify the components of hand skills and contributions of context factors and body functions to hand skills
- Recognize typical development of hand skills based on age and focus on various grasp patterns and classifications
- Identify the relationship of hand skills to children occupations including play, activities of daily living, and school functions
- List motor problems and other factors that affect hand skills
- Recognize various standardized and non standardized assessments to evaluate hand skills in children
- Identify guidelines for intervention
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by South Lake Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.