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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Postural Development: Its Relationship to Sensory Motor Development

The central nervous system and neuromuscular control proceed in a predictable way and as the child interacts with the environment, postural mechanisms emerge and provide the foundation for refined functional sensory motor activity. To address sensory motor impairment, clinicians must firmly understand the process of postural development and its role in sensory motor coordination.

This course explores the development of typical postural control and how to assess dysfunction. This will include sensory mechanisms as well as motor functions that contribute to the process. We will consider factors that interfere with normal postural development and describe treatment strategies to overcome these disruptions and enhance outcomes.

Dates:29 Nov 2019 (Fri)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR

Ms Patricia Oetter earned her B.S. degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in special education from Kansas State Teachers College. She has clinical experience with individuals of varying disabilities, ages, newborn to adult. Her primary emphasis has been infants and toddlers, preschool and elementary aged children with learning, communication and/or sensory processing disorders. Ms Oetter provides consultation and education for teachers, parents and therapists in the US, Asia and Europe. She has worked extensively in schools, special programs and private practice. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Ms Oetter has co-authored a number of publications related to treatment of sensory processing disorders including: MORE.

Course Outline
09:00-10:00Factors interfering with typical postural development
10:00-10:30Elements that contribute to typical postural development
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-12:30The sensory motor basis of typical postural development
12:30-01:30Lunch
01:30-03:00Sensory motor patterns that signal atypical progress
03:00-03:30Break
03:30-05:00Strategies to achieve and maintain postural integrity
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe factors that interfere with typical postural development.
  • Discuss the psychosocial/behavioral functions that support postural development.
  • Observe and identify the process of typical postural development, from antigravity patterns to postural control and integrity.
  • Identify aspects of postural dysfunction through observation of atypical movement patterns.
  • Implement intervention strategies to support postural control leading to improved sensory motor skills.
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, educators, music/movement therapists, parents

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
10 Sep 2019 380
Normal Till Full 450