Maximizing Movement in Infants and Young Children
Instructor: Tracy Stoner PT, DPT, PCS – in support of the Marquette Challenge
Date: March 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Sacred Heart Unviersity Cambridge Campus, 7 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull CT
Continuing Education Hours: 8 CEHs
Registration: Register online and pay by credit card
Movement, Mobility, Socialization: These are not only classic hallmarks of childhood but also common impairments for pediatric rehabilitation populations, and key components of enriched therapeutic environments. In this workshop, new research is mixed with low and high tech tools and toys to foster a range of new interventions that not only improve movement and mobility but help the child increase his/her exploration of the physical and social world. More than a series of classroom lectures, this workshop is part info, part hands on, and part open discussion on the reality of maximizing exploration opportunities for children with special needs and their families.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the mechanisms by which mobility and movement facilitate cognitive, language and social development (aka embodied development).
- Describe the value of “embodied” social interventions for children with special needs such as those diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Spina Bifida.
- Explain the use of high tech and low tech devices to facilitate mobility and social interaction.
- Describe the implementation of high tech and low tech devices in everyday settings of the clinic, school and community.
- Brainstorm novel uses of these devices as well as identify solutions to key barriers to the everyday use of these devices.