The Pediatric Exercise and Motor Development Clinic (PEMDC) is designed to provide a physical activity program for children who are low in physical and motor functioning. Children from 2-14 years of age attend the clinic which provides activities to facilitate motor development and increased physical development. In this context we use exercise, motor skill learning and aquatic instruction for children at their level of functioning. Each child has a designated student from the adapted physical education class who works on a variety of skills that are determined from the initial assessment, referral from a physican, therapist or school. Students develop program plans that are supervised by Dr. Horvat and doctoral students in adapted physical education.
Programs will vary according to the child’s needs but generally involve a half hour of physical or motor skills and another half hour in the aquatic setting. We attempt to facilitate skills that the child can use in the home and school setting that will be functional and useful.
The PEMDC is offered Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Ramsey Center at the University of Georgia for nine weeks each semester. The cost for the program is $25.00, payable to the University of Georgia.