Motor Development: What You Need to Know. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 9 [+ Spanish Translations of Overheads/Handouts]

Helen Masin, Cindy Nicholson

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Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); offers a user's guide to the series; and provides specific information for presenting Module 9, which focuses on motor development. After the introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on (1) providing an understanding of the nature of physical therapy, the role of the physical therapist, normal motor developmental sequence from birth to 36 months, and important activities resulted to critical motor milestones and automatic movement reactions; (2) providing and understanding of the characteristics of abnormal motor development, common abnormal movement behavior, appropriate positioning and handling techniques, and the relationship between abnormal movement and associated disorders; and (3) providing and understanding of occupational therapy and the role of the occupational therapists, the development of the normal grasp pattern, the development of normal fine motor coordination, and some problems encountered in fine motor development. For each hour of training, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. 

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Helen Masin, Cindy Nicholson. Motor Development: What You Need to Know. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 9 [+ Spanish Translations of Overheads/Handouts] (1990). Florida Department of Education: Tallahassee, FL. (177 pages).

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(* For trainers who reside in Florida, the materials are free; and for trainers outside Florida, it can be ordered for a price ranging from $3.60 to 7.40 per copy.
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