Facilitation of Infant Prone Position, Quadruped, and Crawling: A Course for the Occupational Therapist


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Occupational Therapists play an important role in fostering infant development. Occupational Therapists facilitate prone, quadruped and crawling as a means for mobility, postural strengthening, and environmental exploration. In this workshop, Occupational Therapists will discuss and analyze infant posture and movement patterns as they relate to developmental progression of the infant in prone, quadruped and when crawling. Clinicians will also practice therapeutic techniques addressing asymmetries and inefficient motor patterns while prone, in quadruped and crawling.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Outpatient Pediatric Occupational Therapists (Beginner Level). Course would also be appropriate for other Allied Health / Rehabilitative Professionals who work with infants and their families.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the developmental progression of movement and activity in prone and quadruped and when crawling in infant development.
2) Identify atypical and inefficient posture and movement patterns.
3) Describe and analyze infant postural responses, strength, and neuromotor control in relation to prone and quadruped positions, as well as when crawling.
4) Describe and demonstrate infant handling techniques to facilitate targeted developmental skills in the prone and quadruped positions, as well as when crawling.
5) Develop effective intervention plans for infants and their families, targeting prone and quadruped positions and crawling.

Location Lurie Children's Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park
2515 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Date 8/20/2021 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Check in 1:45 PM)
Sponsor Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Trainer Kaitlin Kieras, MS, OTR/L
Contact Sarah Vetter (312) 227-8081 SVetter@luriechildrens.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
4. Specific IFSP goals
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
Credit Hours 0.75 - Atypical Development
3.0 - Intervention
0.75 - Typical Development
Cost Free to Lurie Children's Employees
Status Closed