This course in the physical performance series addresses gross and fine motor development from birth to adolescence. Developmental theories and models of motor learning, sensory integration, acquisitioned, and perceptual motor are examined. Performance skills addressed include typical and atypical feeding patterns, postural development, mobility, and eye-hand coordination relative to development of self-care, educational, play, social, and pre-vocational occupations. Sensory motor dysfunction is addressed including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and congenital anomalies. The effects of dysfunction on the occupations of the child or adolescent are studied including contextual effects on the family, and societal systems. Therapeutic assessment and intervention for occupational dysfunction in this age range will be explored. Level I Fieldwork is integrated within the course work affording the opportunity to apply classroom experiences to real life clinical experiences.
PREREQUISITE(S): All general education and program requirements as well as all 100, 200 & 300 level OTR courses.