Skill Development Models for Intervention: Eye-Hand Coordination (AOTA)


Course Description
This course is designed to present an overview of eye-hand coordination in terms of physiological, developmental, and functional perspectives, as well as an overview of a systems approach to assessment and task analysis.

The relationships between the visual and fine-motor systems are first examined by identifying the components of eye-hand mechanisms separately and then together. The functional relevance of skill development for activities of self-help, play, and learning is correlated with areas of occupational performance such as ADLs, IADLs, education, play, leisure and social participation. Finally, the case method is used to apply an Operational Model for Eye-Hand Intervention and a Clinical Observations of Skill Development Model. Both models can be useful in gathering, analyzing, applying, synthesizing and evaluating data to guide treatment programs for children with a variety of disabilities.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the components of eye-hand mechanisms within several theoretical frames of reference
  • Discuss disorders of eye-hand coordination and functional implications in the home, school, and community
  • Select appropriate assessment instruments to collect relevant data
  • Use two proposed models to identify needs and recommend intervention strategies in environmental contexts

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