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SYM4: Through the Lens of Development: Order and Disorder in Action

Presenter(s)

Jane E. Clark, PhD

Date

Aug 30, 2012

Conference 2012

2012 Conference Workshop

Open To: Public / Practitioners / Trainees

Time(s):
1:45pm-5:30pm

Cost: 2-Day Symposium registration is $300, which includes all symposium lectures, lunch each day, and evening events/keynote.

Description

Scientists and practitioners are often intrigued by the same question when watching a mover: why is that movement so easy for one person and so difficult for another? In looking at the issues of “co-ordered” movements and those with coordination difficulties, it is important to look through the developmentalist’s lens. We will see that across different individuals there are common developmental processes that are grounded in the inherited capacities of the human body and brain adapting to the world. Using examples from my work on typically developing infants and children as a backdrop, I will examine coordination in children who struggle to find order and control in their actions. This work will form the basis for a discussion of movement intervention techniques and strategies.

Presenter Bio(s)

Jane E. Clark, PhD is Professor of the Department of Kinesiology and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on understanding the development of movement control and coordination in infants and young children and those with movement difficulties, particularly those with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
http://sph.umd.edu/KNES/faculty/jclark/grants.html

Contact Information

FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
800.775.2118
Practitioner & Trainees: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2012/
Public: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2012_public

Venue/Location

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo    CA  94402
USA