Aurora, IL

March 6 - 7  2020

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction


Course Description:

Gain practical “Sensory-Aware” tools to treat children with both underlying gross motor and sensory dysfunction. You will learn to utilize sensory-aware skills that are based in functional strengthening and coordination activities to maximize the effectiveness of your treatments. You will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in school and at home. This course can be taken on its own or as the next step following Dr. Persaud’s toe-walking course.

Course Objectives:​

  • Describe interdependent dynamics of sensory systems as they relate to gross motor function.

  • Assess and identify specific areas of sensory dysfunction in pediatric clients who are referred to physical therapy for gross motor challenges.

  • Apply skilled clinical reasoning in sensorimotor therapeutic interventions.

  • Develop sensory-based strategies to increase postural control, strength, coordination, motor planning, stability & mobility.

  • Explain evidence-based rationale for chosen therapeutic techniques to improve caregiver, team, and administrative communication and understanding.

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