Context and task based approaches to therapy for children with developmental movement conditions depend on an in-depth analysis of all the factors that impact on a child's ability to achieve their movement task goals.
A child's ability to successfully perform a task and achieve a desired goal lies within the many factors related to the child, the task and the social and physical environment that impact on the execution of the task.
Constraints led approaches to motor control and learning emphasize the different factors within the child-task-environment (CTE) that either enable/promote or hinder/limit task performance. These factors are referred to as constraints.
Identifying enabling and limiting constraints requires a good knowledge of the characteristics related to movement control of a given task, how these change with development and the way in which the social and physical environment affects attention, coordination and control.
Tutorials in movement analysis
The plan is to present a series of tutorials in the characteristics and development of many of the fundamental motor skills, object handling skills and everyday tasks encountered by children.
Each tutorial will describe the movement patterns and basic biomechanics that characterize the activity/task, as well as the visual pickup and attention needed for performing the task, and how changes in the context affect task execution.
Cutting paper with a pair of scissors - typical development
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