Occupational Therapy -> Praxis


Motor planning or “praxis” is planning and carrying out a motor movement or sequence. Motor planning is required in all skilled, intentional actions. Motor planning is required for most daily activities. Occupational therapists address praxis or motor planning as it impacts the participation and/or independence in an individual’s meaningful occupations.

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  • Planning and Sequencing (Praxis) 0
    Author: Kid Sense Child Development - Planning and sequencing involves planning and ordering new motor actions (praxis). It first involves generating an idea of what you want to do (ideation), figuring out how you are going to do it (motor planning) and then doing what you wanted to do (execution).
  • Scope of Occupational Therapy Services For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Course 1
    Author: Copyright © 2015 By the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015, Vol. 69(Supplement_3), 6913410054p1–6913410054p12. - Occupational Therapy practitioners work collaboratively with individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, OTHER PROFESSIONALS, organizations, and community members in multiple contexts to advocate for and provide a range of needed resources and services that support individuals' ability to participate fully in life (Case-Smith & Ambersman, 2008; Kuhaneck, Madonna, Novak, & Pearson, 2015; Tanner Hand, O'Toole, & Lane, 2015; Watling & Hauer, 2015a; Weaver, 2015). According to a study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network (2011), occupational therapy ranks second to speech-language pathology as the most frequently provided service for individuals with autism throughout the United States.

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