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Infant Development: Alignment, Core, and Motor (IDACM)

Self-paced

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Full course description

This course is meant to share an understanding of typical motor development at 1, 2, 3, and 4 months of age. At each age, you will see an infant examined in 5 different positions highlighting typical expectations for baby in relation to specific areas of the body, head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. The importance of placing a baby in each position and the goals of development in that position will also be explained. Additionally, the course will give you information to help guide you through your sessions, questions to ask, and tips on how to get the caregiver involved.

Objectives:

  • Learn typical motor development at 1, 2, 3, and 4 months of age
  • Recognize how to assess baby’s motor development in 5 positions
  • Understand the contributions of the head, trunk, pelvis alignment, and core control
  • Discover tips to help you complete your assessment
  • Learn general warning signs of atypical development