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Motor Control & Motor Learning Approaches in the Treatment of Children

presented by Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Financial: Jane O'Brien receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jane O'Brien has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Recent research provides evidence to support a motor control / motor learning approach for treating children with a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions. This course provides readers with practical strategies and principles to inform occupational therapy intervention with children who have cerebral palsy. Case studies, handouts, and video clips illustrate the application of motor control / motor learning approaches in occupational therapy practice.

Meet Your Instructor

Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England, Portland, Maine. She received a master of science in occupational therapy at Boston University and a doctorate in public health with a concentration in the neurobehavioral basis of motor control…

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1. Motor Control

This chapter provides an overview of motor control research, specifically outlining strategies that practitioners may use in practice.

2. Motor Learning

This chapter discusses the motor learning theory and principles while identifying strategies therapists can use to promote motor learning.

3. Case Application

This chapter apply the principles and concepts learned in the previous chapters to identify key strategies while creating an intervention plan.

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