Patricia C. Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA, received a BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Montgomery is an NDT-trained therapist and Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International. She has taught in several physical therapy programs and is the author of multiple books and articles. Dr. Montgomery has worked in a hospital setting, a NICU, and a public school, and has a pediatric private practice. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and has served on its Board; she is also the past president of the Minnesota chapter of APTA.
How do principles of motor control and motor learning influence motor development? Having a framework in which to apply these principles to pediatric interventions is… read more
In this course, Dr. Montgomery provides a basic review of the development of the central nervous system (CNS) with emphasis on pathology leading to a… read more
In this course Dr. Montgomery discusses characteristics of motor learning and how motor learning is measured. Methods for distinguishing between “performance” and “learning” are suggested.… read more
This course provides descriptions of basic concepts such as synaptogenesis and neurogenesis before reviewing current research on potential neuroplasticity and methods of measurement. Dr. Montgomery… read more
In this course, Dr. Montgomery contrasts different theoretical frameworks for motor control and reviews research on upper extremity control in children with cerebral palsy. Key… read more