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Early Developmental Milestones

Course #: 014-1293

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05367. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 1.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Early developmental milestones are an essential part of occupational therapy treatment for a pediatric population. They help therapists write goals and structure treatment sessions, but they are also a good guideline for parents to follow when tracking their child’s development. All therapists should be abreast of these new milestones in order to effectively compare pediatric patients to their peers and treat them accordingly. While this information is important to therapists, it should be used to connect children with services such as early intervention when their development is behind that of their peers. Therapists should be aware of gross motor, fine motor, visual-motor, social-emotional, and language development in order to address the full range of a child’s needs. By having a thorough understanding of these new milestones, occupational therapists can better educate parents and teachers, provide documentation that justifies their services, and accurately relay information to IEP teams.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define an occupational therapist’s role in treating children between the ages of 0 and 3.
  2. Identify how an occupational therapist can assist the family of a child with developmental delays or concerns.
  3. Express the role that other disciplines have on an early intervention treatment team.
  4. Identify how delays in one major skill area (gross motor, fine motor, visual-motor, social-emotional, and language) can impact a child’s function in another area.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Background
  3. Section 2: Role of Early Intervention
  4. Section 3: Gross Motor Development
  5. Section 4: Fine Motor Development
  6. Section 5: Visual-Motor Development
  7. Section 6: Social and Emotional Development
  8. Section 7: Language Development
  9. Section 8: Education
  10. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: Foundational Knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 09/24/2027

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Course Date: 2022-08-29

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