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Occupational Therapist

Pediatrics 207

Evaluation and Intervention to Develop Hand Skills


  • Outline and describe the sequence of hand function development in infants and children
  • List 3 factors which contribute to the development of hand function
  • Describe 3 ways that hand function problems affect children's occupational performance
  • Summarize and examine 3 assessment tools and methods that are useful in evaluating children's hand skills?
  • Analyze how intervention practice models and principles are used by OTs to promote hand function
  • Describe how OTs use specific intervention strategies to improve hand function given a wide range of diagnoses
  • Explore and list 3 assistive technologies and adapted techniques that can be used to improve children's hand function and increase participation in play, school, and activities of daily living
  • Describe 2 ways in which research supports OT practice models for hand function interventions

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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