Intensive Handling and Problem Solving for Function: An NDT Approach

Course Description:

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

This intensive course is designed for experienced pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapists who are interested in improving their problem solving skills in order to achieve more efficient functional outcomes for children with Neuro-Motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Emphasizing a NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) framework, the course will utilize client videos as a basis for problem solving sessions and handling labs. Therapists will have the opportunity to develop realistic short and long-term functional outcomes, analyze multi-system and single-system impairments and develop treatment plans. Labs will focus on handling strategies that address the priority impairments and facilitate optimal control of posture and movement. Collaborative/Carryover strategies for home, school and community will also be discussed.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

l. Apply the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) model in assessment and treatment planning for children with Neuromotor disorders.
2. Analyze the priority multi-system and single system impairments related to specific functional outcomes in children with Neuromotor disorders.
3. Implement handling strategies practiced during the course to achieve functional outcomes with improved control of posture and movement in clients.
4. Implement strategies that work to promote carryover and use of functional skills gained.

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"Linda made NDT handling techniques very fun and easy to learn. She answered any and all questions and was very hands on."

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Linda Kliebhan