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Exploring & Breaking Down Gross Motor Development

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Course Description

Part 1: Gross Motor development across the lifespan and early intervention

  • What is gross motor development and how it influences development.
  • Gross motor milestones: Infancy, toddlerhood, preschooler, school age
  • Early intervention
  • Factors influencing gross motor development
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Individualized intervention planning: The value of a bottom up approach
  • Community- based intervention: Ethics and Community Based Rehabilitation principles.

 

Part 2: The bottom up approach to gross motor development

  • What is gross motor development and how it influences development.
  • The developmental trajectory of gross motor skill development
  • Breaking down specific skills:
    • Tactile Discrimination
    • Visual Discrimination
    • Proprioceptive Discrimination
    • Vestibular Discrimination
    • Motor Control
    • Muscle Tone
    • Reflex Integration
    • Body Schema
    • Balance
    • Dissociation of movement
    • Postural Control
    • Ocular motor
    • Bilateral Integration
    • Laterality and Dominance
    • Midline Crossing
    • Sequencing
    • Hand Eye Coordination
    • Praxis
  • The importance of skills based intervention.

Course Content

This course includes:

R406 incl VAT