Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions for Developmental Coordination Disorders

Rhoda Erhardt

December 2, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Course Level 
OT, PT, SLP and interested others
Course Description

This course will focus on practical approaches for providing services to children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, which is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth edition (DSM-5). Theoretical foundations for impairments in skilled motor movements that are linked to implications for occupational performance will be explored. Participants will walk away with examples of intervention strategies including principles for individualizing therapeutic activities.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and associated co-concurrent conditions.

  2. List how gross motor, fine motor, and oculomotor deficits can interfere with motor learning, skill development, and functional performance.

  3. Identify specific visual-perceptual-motor activities that are meaningful in home, school, and community environments for children with DCD.


11:30 - 12:00 pm Definition of Developmental Coordination Disorder, Application of Kephart's Theoretical Model of Perceptual-Motor Development to Occupational Performance

12:00 - 12:30 pm  Intervention Examples 

Course Requirements

For the live interactive sessions: Within one week of the course, the participant will be emailed a certificate of attendance following confirmation of attendance and completion of the self-evaluation.


For recorded session viewing: Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be sent a course completion certificate.


Tel: 651-336-8911


For school OT services, visit Integrative Therapy

Minneapolis, Minnesota