Task Oriented Movement Training for Infants: A Practical On-line Guide

A WORK IN PROGRESS 
The goal is to cover all aspects of the development of motor function, as well as guidelines for assessment and intervention for infants with developmental delay.  
Below is an index of the completed sections.  These are available to TOMT 0-3 subscribers - along with access to an online forum where particular issues can be raised and discussed. 

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To preview the Guide: Email pam@skillsforaction.com for guest access 

Principles of assessment and intervention

Intervention principles   
Why adopt a task oriented function focussed approach to intervention?    
Start with abilities 
Importance of developing a relationship

Mobilization for infants 
Introduction to active mobilization

Video library
Development of at different ages 


Head control
Development   
Development of head control from newborn to 20 weeks 

Assessment and intervention  
Supine head control and neck movements: assessment and intervention

Video clips 
Pull-to-sit: typical development - video clips 

Mobilization 
Active mobilization of  neck and trunk in infants     


Supine: kicking, reaching, rolling 
Development   
Development in supine: newborn to 7 months 

Assessment   

Intervention  


Prone - creeping - crawling
Development:  
Newborn to crawling

Assessment   
Assessment

Intervention 
Training activities 

Notes on crawling
A series of blog posts in response to Mindy Silva's question: Why do infants "bunny hop"?
About the neonate to crawling series 
Variability, learning to balance in prone kneeling and early crawling
What abilities are needed for reciprocal crawling? 
Infants who "bunny hop" need to acquire more varied patterns of movement
​Prone kneeling: strength, coordination, stability and balance requirements

Mobilization 
Mobilization of hip structures


Sitting  
Development
Development of sitting:  trajectory from birth to active independent sitting

Assessment 
Assessment of sitting  
Assessment protocols 

Intervention
Training activities

Bibliography   
Sitting: bibliography


Supported standing and cruising  
Development 
Overview: development of supported standing      
Infants who won't put their feet down to stand

Assessment  
Assessment 

Intervention  
Training guide 


 Hand Tasks: Reaching, grasping, manipulation and tool use
Overview
Development from birth to 15 months   
A guide to observing infant object exploration  
From object exploration to goal directed actions: 10-18 months 

Tutorials
Tutorials in Development of Hand Function

Video clips 
Infant hand use at different ages 


Social development and communication 

Development   Video clips