INDEX

 ► Open access    For subscribers   (More about  a TOMT subscription)


Sections - Overview 
►  Development Video Library 
►  Infant Training Guides 
►  Toddler Training Guide


Task oriented, evidence based therapy approaches Open Access
►  SfA Task Oriented Movement Therapy for Infants and Toddlers (TOMT 0-4) 
►  Function focused, task based approaches to intervention 
►  Why adopt a  task based, goal focused, context oriented approach to intervention? 
►  GAME approach to early intervention 

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Motivation, temperament, engagement and play  Open Access

►  All therapy should be grounded in a positive relationship
►  How temperament, behavioral inhibition and a cautions nature affect motor learning 
►  Behaviors needed for successful learning of movement based skills
►  Sensory processing disorder or BI and an anxious temperament?  


Concepts in motor control – a dynamic systems perspective Open Access
Analysis of task performance – a constraints led approach  
► Interaction between the task, child and environment

How goals guide movement strategies 
► Prospective control: a key element in motor planning 

Affordances – what the environment allows
► How toddlers learn about cliffs, gaps, and inclines
► Stepping up and down: how young children adapt their actions to the physical environment

Multisensory integration and sensory reweighting
Sensory integration and sensory reweighting development in infancy

Postural control: balance and stability
► Postural sway as exploratory behavior

Learning to use surfaces for support 
► Using available resources to support exploration

Learning through exploration  and experience
► Importance of active engagement 
► Perception-actions cycles and exploratory learning 

Visual pickup for motor planning
► Vision for catching and other interception tasks
► Looking ahead: visual pickup for planning a walking path

Motor planning 
► Crossing the midline - a matter of trunk stability and motor planning
► Bilateral coordination 
► Planning for end state comfort 


Active mobilization 

► What is active mobilization
 Active mobilization for infants and toddlers


Infant motor development, assessment and training 
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Supine, kicking, early reaching, rolling
    Overview 
► Development in supine: newborn to 7 months 
    Assessment 
   Training activities 
   Bibliography

Prone - creeping - crawling
    Overview 
► Development in prone: newborn to crawling 
    Assessment
Training activities 
    Bibliography

Sitting
► Overview 
► Development of sitting:  trajectory from birth to active independent sitting
► Assessment of sitting: introduction 
 Assessment protocols 
 Training activities  
 Sitting: bibliography

Supported standing and cruising
Overview
 ►  Overview: development of supported standing  
 ►  Infants who won't put their feet down to stand
  Development: newborn to independent standing 
►  Assessment 
  Training guide
     Bibliography

Social development and communication 
   Development - video clips 


Hand Tasks: Reaching, grasping, manipulation and tool use
Overview 
► Overview - development from birth to 15 months 
 Infant development: neonate to sitting 
Toddler development:  index of videos 


Toddler Gross Motor Tasks

 

Overview of toddler abilities 
► Toddler gross motor abilities  A brief description of all the locomotor, agility and climbing tasks a toddler needs to master 

Standing up, sitting down, squatting and rising to stand 
  Squatting and sitting down  
  Standing up from floor sitting 
  Standing up and sitting down on a step

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Stepping up and down 
► Stepping up: task analysis  
 Training stepping up

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Obstacles, gaps, uneven ground and stepping stones
► Stepping over obstacles: training ideas 
► Walking on a bridge: training ideas

Jumping 
►  Learning to jump down: analysis and training ideeas
►  Jumping off two feet: analysis and training ideas 

Catching and throwing
    Stopping a rolled ball
    Throwing a soccer sized ball  
► Ball catching: bibliography

Lifting and carrying 
    Carrying bottles 
    Carrying boxes - making box towers 

Hand tasks
► Cutting with scissors 
► Putting on socks