Unraveling the Mysteries of Motor Planning


What's it About?

 Motor planning is an essential skill for all humans to survive and perform basic daily activities. Yet, there are a myriad of etiologies behind motor planning deficits, few of which we as therapist truly understand. 

This course facilitates a deeper understanding of the neurological requirements for motor planning and how neurological deficits can impact motor planning.  The course sheds light on how to develop strategies for improving movement patterns to improve day-to-day functioning in clients with poor motor planning. 

Participants will gain specific treatment and compensation strategies to assist in motor planning issues, as well as an understanding of what can and cannot be changed. With this insight, the therapist will be able to better communicate to patients, parents and teachers of students, and to plan appropriate goals.   

Course Objectives

  •  Define Motor Planning 
  • Understand neurological components of motor planning 
  • Have a broaden treatment repertoire for addressing motor planning 
  • Apply a variety of strategies to target motor planning skills 
  • Create appropriate IEP or care planning goals for improved motor planning outcomes 
  • Complete functional activity/HEP for clients based on motor planning strategies and compensations  

Who Should Attend

Physical and Occupational Therapists across all settings.  PTAs and COTAs. 


Continuing Education Credit:  

TPTA CEU Statement: Unravelling the Mysteries of Motor Planning has been approved for 7 continuing competence units(s) (CCUs) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. 

AOTA CEU Statement: Unravelling the Mysteries of Motor Planning: Intermediate. AOTA Category I: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Areas of Occupation, Category II: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. .7 CEUs/7 Contact hour per module. 7 modules total for .7 CEUs/7.0 Contact hours 

NBCOT CEU Statement: Unravelling the Mysteries of Motor Planning fulfills requirements for 8.275 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward NBCOT certification renewal.