Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

Course Description:

This course was created out of frustration with the way children respond to traditional  vestibular rehabilitation.  Children are not “just smaller adults” and they have unique presentations and responses to intervention. Current literature finds that children have similar rates of vestibular dysfunction as adults. This has created the need for specialization intervention.

This course will present current understanding of the scope of the problem, best practice, systematic evaluation and treatments to address vestibular deficits in the school-aged child and adolescent.  The course combines lecture, hands-on lab, and case study to accurately and efficiently address dysfunction. This course is updated as new information and guidelines are published.  The primary goal is to challenge therapists to re-think movement and stillness in their practice, using a comprehensive understanding of the vestibular system. Principles presented can be applied across the lifespan and with a multitude of disability levels.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe developmental anatomy and physiology related to the vestibular system, including related reflexes, and balance.
  2. Choose the most relevant, time efficient evaluations specific to functional deficits and be able to take these findings to create and modify a treatment program.
  3. Recognize dysfunction that can be addressed and red flags that signal the need to referral to other medical providers
  4. Be able to educate patients, caregivers and other medical team members about the identified vestibular involvement in the child’s functional complaints


Inger Brueckner

Session 1 June 7-8, 2019
St. Paul, MN (Map)

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