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Intervention for the Child with DCD

presented by Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will review evidence-based intervention strategies used to facilitate the learning of motor skills in children with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. The emphasis will be on family centered, multi-disciplinary approaches to intervention. Interventions at the population level will also be discussed.

Meet Your Instructor

Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

Bob Barnhart is a Professor and the Director Physical Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He received his PT degree from Emory University (1979), his MS from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1992), and his ScDPT from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2006). He was a board certified pediatric physical therapist (PCS 1997,…

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1. What Works? What Does Not Work?

This chapter summarizes the European Guidelines for intervention for children with DCD and compares major treatment approaches for children with DCD.

2. Treatment Techniques for DCD

This chapter reviews techniques which impact specific impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions common with children with DCD. Evidence supporting the use of various interventions will be reviewed.

3. Treatment Techniques for DCD

The final chapter of this course discusses intervention at the Population level to give children with DCD more motor success.

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