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Featuring: Erna Blanche, Ph.D., OTR
originally recorded May 13, 2013

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Neurobytes bundle.

Description: This LiveTalk will discuss the neurology of the proprioceptive system. Listeners will learn about the functions and roles of proprioceptive inputs in motor performance, and the differences between proprioception and deep touch pressure and the roles they play in self-regulation.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this LiveTalk participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the proprioceptive system impacts functional performance.
  2. Identify the neurology and functions of the proprioceptive system.

Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language therapists.

Domain: Body Functions and Structures
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is wroth 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded LiveTalk in its entirety, and complete the accompanying assessment.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at or (617) 969-4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education:


Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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