SEM26: Beyond Weight Bearing: Getting the Hands to Work More Efficiently
Presented By: Lezlie Adler MA, OTR/L, C/NDT

12 Contact Hours - 1.20 CEUs - 12.00 PDUs
$75.00 per person
Course Description
This seminar focuses on the development and improvement of hand function for children with neuromotor and sensory processing dysfunction. Characteristics of upper extremity use and the foundations for upper extremity function are described and demonstrated. Postural mechanisms, the musculoskeletal relationships for hand and arm function, and the importance of the sensory systems are emphasized. The use of the arms and hands in transition, reach, grasp, and manipulation are clearly presented. Foundations for function are contrasted with impairments and compensations demonstrated by children with developmental, neuromotor, and sensory processing challenges. This seminar stresses critical thinking skills in assessment, setting priorities for intervention, and selecting and implementing intervention strategies to meet daily challenges. Numerous treatment demonstrations are presented. Handouts included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the characteristics of upper extremity function.
2. Describe the foundations for the use of the arms and hands for support, reach, grasp, and skilled use.
3. Describe the musculoskeletal and neurormuscular basis for upper extremity function.
4. Describe the contributions of the sensory systems to upper extremity function.
5. Describe the skilled use of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequistes required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York PT Board, California PT Board and the Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page.
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Target Audience
Physical, occupational, speech therapists, certified athletic trainers, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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