Identify 1 model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water.
After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why sensory and motor integration is a natural fit for many aquatic settings.
Compare and contrast the relative benefits of 3-4 items, available in pediatric clinics, which can be used to transform a pool into a sensory and motor room.
Without assistance from instructor, create a specialized shopping list of items which can be inexpensively purchased at a Dollar Store (lecture) and used in the pool setting.
After being provided with examples, craft a unique sample home program for parents/caregivers who wish to incorporate 3-4 sensory/motor tasks in the shower, bathtub or community pool.
Describe where to obtain hands-on training in 1-2 techniques (such as NDT, Watsu or Halliwick).
Without assistance from instructor, correctly perform 1-2 aquatic tasks or activities which can be appropriately performed at each of 16 stations in the pool.
Analyze the respective merits of 1-2 aquatic activities in order to increase or diminish:
- vestibular input
- tactile input
- proprioceptive input
- auditory input
- visual input
and implement appropriately in a lab setting.
Using role playing, implement a unique 15-minute aquatic treatment plan for 1 of the most common pediatric diagnoses discussed in class.
Design at least 1 skilled progression of an aquatic treatment protocol as described in a case study discussed in class.