At the conclusion of this KoganSteps professional development activity, participants will be able to:
1. Analyze embodiment concepts and body-based practices and demonstrate an understanding of why they are effective treatment approaches for children with autism and other neurological challenges.
2. Identify how functional movement skills can promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration to improve health and wellbeing.
3. Develop 2 or more hypotheses of why children who learn differently may benefit more from a structured movement program than other more traditional methods.
4. Identify the three elements of movement – Space, Time, and Energy – and analyze how they can become a therapeutic intervention for motor control, attention, and social skills.
5. Analyze a simple assessment tool, The Movement Evaluation Continuum, to identify diminished movement skills and motor control deficits in an individual child or group of children.
6. Develop a minimum of three informed, targeted movement strategies to be integrated into existing treatment plans.
7. Analyze how rhythm, synchronization, and a positive response to music can impact change.
8. Adapt commonly used movement vocabulary words to one’s professional practice and field of expertise.
9. Identify three interventions that focus on either sensory processing, imitation, rhythm, body awareness, or spatial orientation.