In recent years there has been a shift away from the almost exclusive use of process based approaches to intervention (such as neurodevelopmental therapy and sensory integration therapy) towards using task and context oriented approaches, with an emphasis on improving function and participation.
In this section I highlight new ideas in movement therapy, including task based, context oriented, function focused, goal oriented approaches The focus in on therapy for infants and young children, but the principles apply to intervention aimed at improving function and participation in all age groups.
Task oriented, evidence based therapy approaches
- SfA Task Oriented Movement Therapy for Infants and Toddlers (TOMT&T)
- Function focused, task based approaches to intervention
- Why adopt a task based, goal focused, context oriented approach to intervention?
- GAME approach to early intervention - a RCT
Principles for intervention
- Building the case for a principled approach to EI Four principles we can all agree on, and one important idea that is often neglected
- Family centered practice and collaborative goal setting
- Measuring outcomes
- Infants who scoot on their buttocks (bottom shufflers)
- Infants who do not put their feet down to stand
- Idiopathic toe walking
- Joint hypermobility/Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Subtype
- Rethinking low muscle tone
- Motor development infants at risk for autism
Temperament, motivation and effortful control in motor learning
- 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?
Notes on theory
- Postural sway as exploratory behavior
- Concept of savings and priors
- A guide to infant object exploration
- From exploration to task oriented action
- Shaking toys: exploring the boundaries of rapid repeated actions
- Crossing the midline - a matter of trunk stability and motor planning
- Bilateral coordination
- Planning for end state comfort
- Looking ahead: visual pickup for planning a walking path
- Cutting with scissors
- Putting on socks