presented by Stacey Dusing
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, PCS
Dr. Dusing is a board certified pediatric physical therapy specialist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience with infants and children. Dr. Dusing is currently associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University where she directs the Motor Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on postural control, reaching development and…Read full bio
1. Perception Action Theory and the Role of Experience in Learning
This chapter will introduce the learner to the perception action theory. Experience interacting with the environment, caregivers, and peers during development and their influence on perception and action will be highlighted.
2. The Coupling of Motor and Cognitive Development
This chapter will highlight some of the evidence for the coupling of cognitive and motor skills in the first years of life.
3. Measuring Cognitive Development During Motor Play
This chapter will introduce some concepts for physical therapists to consider in the measurement of cognition and motor skills.
4. Intervention Strategies to Support Motor and Cognitive Development
This chapter will provide evidence for interventions provided by physical therapists that advance both motor and cognitive skills.