Core Connections: Exploring the Core's Developmental Roots


Core is a popular topic among therapists; however, it is often poorly defined. This course will provide a clear description of the core based on current research and discuss the neurophysiological rationale for evaluating core development and function in individuals with sensory processing difficulties. Core function will be explored from its developmental roots in the unfolding of the primary movement patterns (innate reflex development). Two key patterns (Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine) and their connections to core development and self-regulation will be discussed. All lectures will come to life through clinical videos of both assessment and treatment strategies.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Describe the anatomical components of the inner and outer core • Discuss the significance of vestibular visual and auditory input for core development • Demonstrate three strategies that activate inner core for the purpose of stability and self-regulation • Discuss the importance of complete expression and integration of the Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine reflex for core development and self-regulation • Discuss the importance of respiratory patterns and their relationship to core activation.

Location Webinar
Date 8/5/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Check in 8:30 AM)
Sponsor Vital Links
Trainer Sheila Frick; OTR/L & Tracy Bjorling; M.S., OTR/L
Contact Heather Diaz (608) 270-5424
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 1.5 - Atypical Development
3.0 - Intervention
1.5 - Typical Development
Cost $225
Status Closed