Linking Play to Function: Utilizing Neurodevelopmental and Sensory Integration Strategies to Facilitate Functional Skills Through Play

Course Description:

The continuing education hours obtained at this course qualify toward NDTA re-certification.

This workshop, developed and taught by Lezlie Adler, internationally renowned clinician and teacher, will focus on play as a vehicle for learning for children with developmental challenges. Current information on Neuro Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration will provide the foundation for analyzing and applying play to assessment and intervention with children of all ages to attain functional skills.

Participants are invited to bring 3-5 minute videos of children with challenges.

The participant will be able to:
1. Create developmentally appropriate play activities for children with neuro-motor, (oral motor, fine motor and gross motor) sensory, and developmental challenges as a preparation for functional tasks.
2. Analyze the essential elements of a functional skill, and identify playful interventions to facilitate specific goals in the areas of mobility, daily living skills, tool usage and oral motor function and respiration.
3. Identify and apply critical elements in the theoretical frameworks of NDT, SI, and Motor Learning that facilitate play and ultimately the acquisition of a functional skill in children.
4.Consider different methods for teaching, managing the environment, selecting equipment, and handling the child that will be playful and optimize function.

What others are saying:

"Lezlie was completely engaging and thorough. It is obvious that she cares about making us good therapists. The info is invaluable!" -Stacey Wright

"Lezlie provides a wealth of information, repeatedly supplementing it with clinical application. She is a skilled teacher that welcomed questions throughout." -Lisa Merritt

"One of the best courses I've attended. Lezlie is engaging and has a great sense of humor. She incorporates bot the NDT and SI elements into developing therapeutics play activities directed toward achieving one function" -Elisabeth Pappas

"Lezlie is a dynamic teacher who takes difficult material and makes it so practical." -Susan Oh

"Lezlie was vibrant, engaging and energetic. She kept her audience actively learning, while making sure to provide real-life experience and examples!: -K Preyszjob, OTR

 "Fantastic seminar for all disciplines.  Lezlie does a fabulous of providing research based best practices as well as giving first hand experience of linking NDT with SI strategies.  She was very engaging throughout the entire seminar making such a fun learning environment for us all!" - H Henderson, SLP



Lezlie Adler

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