ERI is happy to announce that we are adding a new course to our extensive library of courses for the pediatric therapist. Designed and presented by our distinguished faculty member Gail Ritchie with new Faculty member Brenda Lindsay.
This 2-day intensive workshop focuses on treating the child diagnosed with ataxia, or autism spectrum disorders. This course is relevant to Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and their assistants, working with children of all ages that are diagnosed with neuromuscular movement disorders or autism spectrum disorders. Current research is finding that pediatric cerebellar dysfunction presents as complex involvement affecting sensory-motor, affective, communicative and cognitive function. Course content will cover various examples of how children with these impairments might present during familial, academic or community participation.
Treatment principles will focus on the posture and movement system impairments and contextual factors that affect balance, posture and mobility of children with cerebellar involvement. Video presentations will be used to identify subtle motoric qualities that are indicative of cerebellar dysfunction. It is recommended that participants have knowledge of contemporary NDT terminology and treatment principles to maximize potential benefit from this course.
Don’t miss this opportunity:
April 7-8, 2018 – Hartford, CT
Please click here for full course information, to download a brochure or to register.