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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Using Gravity to Facilitate Sensory Motor Development in Infants and Children

Gravity influences infant development in many ways, from triggering vestibular processing to developing and strengthening muscles. Due to a number of factors, including improper positioning, lack of typical sensory motor opportunities, other environmental factors, and/or diagnoses of failure to thrive, autism, sensory processing disorders, etc., many of today's children are delayed in their sensory motor development when compared with past generations. These delays are particularly apparent in lack of core strength, proximal stability, and upper extremity coordination.

Along with other treatment strategies, gravity can be used by therapists to enhance development, especially in the areas of sensory motor processing, reflex integration and motor coordination. A variety of intervention strategies that engage vestibular mechanisms and take advantage of gravitational influences, including some innovative equipment, will be discussed and demonstrated via labs and video presentation.

Dates:28 Nov 2019 (Thu)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ms Richter has over 30 years of experience working with a variety of disability groups in the public schools, hospitals and private practice. She has her Master of Public Health degree in Maternal & Child Health, is NDT certified and has published a number of books and articles. Ms Richter has lectured extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe on topics related to sensory motor dysfunction in children. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Course Outline
09.00The role of gravity in sensory motor development
10.30Break
11.00Barriers to development/lab
11.45Antigravity Floor Lab/demo
12.15Lunch
01.15Principles of treatment/ clinical reasoning
02.00Working the Core Lab
02.45Break
03:15Working Posture Lab
04.45Adjourn
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role that gravity plays in typical infant development.
  • List the ways that positioning and other environmental influences can obstruct or enhance sensory motor development.
  • Demonstrate at least 3-4 strategies to facilitate reflex integration and sensory motor development.
  • Describe innovative equipment for enhancing sensory motor development and how to use them.
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Music Therapists, Teachers, Play Therapists and Parents.

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