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Insights from Occupational Therapy: Understanding Children's Sensory-Motor Development

This course will introduce students to several neurobiological frames of reference, including sensory integration. Emphasis will be on learning principles that can guide daily care and intervention for young children. The course will, in five sessions, go from neurobiological theory, to processing theory, to sensory integration theory, to analysis of behavior and activity, to practical applications of the above. It will include concepts of sensory tolerance, self-regulation, behavioral organization and motor planning. Students will be assisted in developing skills in task and behavioral analysis to support young children's neurobiological development. Pre- or Co-requisite: EDUC 892.