This course will focus on functional anatomy and the interaction between the vestibular-visual system. The visual system, which is often overlooked, has an enormous impact on the precise functioning of the vestibular system and dysfunction can result in poor performance across all areas of a child's function. Case analysis will inform treatment to address the visual system within vestibular interventions.
The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment ApplicationsJanine Wiskind
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This course will provide physical and occupational therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning. The instructor will use innovative and multi-sensory approaches to help participants relate the information to their everyday practice. The first day of the course will focus on the functional aspects of Neuroanatomy. The second day will focus on the interaction between the vestibular-visual systems. The visual system is often overlooked by both occupational and physical therapists. It has an enormous impact on the precise functioning of the vestibular system and dysfunction can result in poor performance across all areas of a child’s function. The instructor strives to provide therapists with a new perspective to demonstrate the importance of addressing visual dysfunction within their vestibular treatment. Participants will review real life cases through video to enhance understanding of the material. At the end of this two-day course, therapists will have a proficient functional knowledge of neuroanatomy and the visual-vestibular systems in the dysfunctional pediatric population, and immediately utilize this knowledge to augment their current practice.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand impact of poor reflex integration and assess reflex maturation in the pediatric population.
- Describe the functions of the cerebellum and basal ganglia and their importance in learning development, and dysfunction.
- Discuss the importance of the vestibular-visual systems and their involvement in dysfunction in the pediatric population.
- Utilize current research to enhance practice.
- Integrate the concepts discussed and apply them to client treatment.
Janine Wiskind engages her audience with her dynamic teaching style and makes intense information easy to understand and apply. As a pediatric occupational therapist, beginning her career in brain injury, Janine cultivated her specific concentration in vision, which has, in turn, led her to specialize in primitive reflex integration. Janine published articles relating to dysfunction in the pediatric population and has been involved in research on the pediatric brain injury unit. Working for inpatient rehab, outpatient, home health, the school system, and now within her own clinic has provided Janine with an extensive opportunity to work with a variety of pediatric populations and has led to her diverse array of expertise. Her clinic, On Solid Ground, focuses on primitive reflex integration, sensory integration, and, also focuses on the family unit to tie clinic gains to functional changes within the home and family system. The goal of her teaching and class work is to provide effective concepts that will be pertinent in your everyday practice.
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48201
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's).
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. This course meets the approval for Type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
The MI Physical Therapy Association recognizes other Boards's approvals.
Application has been made to the OH Physical Therapy Association.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDU's.
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language -Hearing Assocuiation (TSHA)