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Praxis: Evaluation and Treatment of the Clumsy Child

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $435.00

The participants will be able to: 1. Define and explain what is meant by clumsiness, developmental incoordination disorder and developmental dyspraxia. 2. Summarize the proposed underlying causes of praxisproblems. 3. Identify the characteristics of the child with praxis problems. 4. Identify the components of an adequate evaluation for the child including standardized and non-standardized methods. 5. Develop activities that would be appropriate for the child with praxis problems for home, school and social environments.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider.
Attire: Comfortable clothing which allows movement during lab activities.
If you would like to purchase the book, Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, Third Edition; Barbara H. Connolly, EdD, PT, Patricia C. Montgomery PhD, PT, you may do so by ordering it on the registration form. The book will be delivered to you at the conference.

DAY ONE: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-10:00 Theories of Causation 10:00-10:30 Praxis Model 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:30 Neuroanatomical/Neurophysiologial Considerations Differential Diagnosis/ Characteristics of Dyspraxia 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-2:00 Videotapes of 2 children with dyspraxia 2:00-3:00 Praxis evaluation tools and techniques 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:30 Evaluation Techniques: SFA, PEDI, TSIF, De Gangi Berk. Test of SI 4:30-5:30 Lab Session
DAY TWO: 7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:30 Evaluation Techniques (cont) 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:30 Evaluation Techniques (cont) 11:30-12:15 Case Studies 12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-3:15 Treatment Techniques
  • Behavioral Considerations
  • Arousal Activities
  • Snsory Input
  • 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-5:00 Treatment Techniques

    Many school-age children struggle with motor skills that their peers have long mastered. These "clumsy " children may exhibit difficulties with writing, activities of daily living, as well as issues with play and sports. This lab course will provide practical and effective intervention strategies fro these children. Underlying etiologies of clumsiness (developmental incoordination disorders) as well as newer concepts of motor control and motor development will be discussed in relationship to other neurophysiologic concepts. This course will discuss evaluation tools to isolate the roots of the problem and treatment techniques and suggestions for the classroom utilizing an integrated approach. Functional outcomes and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized.

    Dates and Locations
    Register Address:   , Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Location:   Alliana Health System Allina Commons
    Dates:   11-06-2020 - 11-07-2020


    Register Address:   , Pearland, Texas
    Location:   Riverkids Pediatric Home Health
    Dates:   12-04-2020 - 12-05-2020