OL01: The Clinical Observation of Posture in Children with Learning Disabilities
Presented By: W. Michael Magrun, M.S., OTR

2 Contact Hours - 0.20 CEUs - 2.00 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
This is a Multi-Media course consisting of Text, Photos, and Short Video Clips.
An important element in the observation of children with movement and posture disorganization is the observation of postural characteristics. Emphasis is placed on the identification of specific postural characteristics and how these characteristics influence and interfere with the child's movement patterns and skilled performance. The purpose of observational assessment is to determine specific areas in which the child experiences a lack of control or difficulties in smooth graded movements. Asymmetry in posture and imbalances in postural tone result in compensations that contribute to unequal weight distribution, bilateral integration difficulties, and poor grading of transitional movements across the midline.
Generally, children with disorganization show a fairly consistent profile. They often present with low normal postural tone, asymmetry in body alignment, selected areas of tightness usually in proximal areas, poor structural stability of the arches of the hands and feet, and a lack of good stability of the trunk. This course describes and demonstrates the postural characteristics of children with movement and posture disorganization associated with learning disability. Clinical implications are discussed along with assessment and treatment strategies.
Topics include:
Observations in Standing , Observations in Sitting , Observations of the Arms and Hands, Observations of the Legs and Feet, Observations of Weight Bearing, Observations of Postural Reactions, Treatment Emphasis
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the basic characteristics of alignment and its importance.
2. Identify the basic postural characteristics in children with movement & posture disorganization.
3. Describe the importance of weight distribution on alignment and movement organization.
4. Explain the importance of establishing a neuro-postural base prior to sensory integration activities.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites 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.
High Speed Internet Connection Required. Wireless connections may not be consistently fast enough to watch long video files. You may need to have your computer connected directly to your high speed modem via an internet cable.
Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech therapists and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at contactus@clinicians-view.com
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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