Create a paradigm shift by using the latest research improve effectiveness of your interventions. Neuroplasticity, motor learning, cognition, perception, muscle tone, postural control will be discussed to inform best-practices and treatment sessions in the home, school and community.
Children's Brains, Neuroplasticity, and Pediatric Intervention: What's the Evidence?Patricia Montgomery
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This course is designed to present the most recent empirical evidence regarding efficacy of specific therapy-related interventions. Emphasis will be on strategies for children with cerebral palsy and other neurologic-based diagnoses. Videotapes of treatment sessions will be used to illustrate major points and to present longitudinal case studies. Recent information on neuroplasticity and motor learning principles as related to the developing child is included and implications for the most effective clinical interventions are suggested. Treatment strategies based on current knowledge of neuroplasticity, such as constraint-induced therapy, mirror therapy and treadmill training, are emphasized. The information presented should be immediately applicable to the organization of clinical treatment sessions and home, school, and community-based programs for children with a variety of developmental disabilities. Age and Patient Population: Principles discussed in the course are applicable to children of all ages as well as adults. Treatment strategies presented are designed for the pediatric population.
This course is designed primarily for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapist Assistants, but may also be of interest to speech clinicians and other health-care and education professionals.
Course Level: Intermediate
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe critical elements that support brain plasticity
- Summarize major processes in normal brain development
- Link developmental disabilities with areas of impaired brain function
- Compare generalized intervention strategies to specific function-based activities
- Apply principles of motor learning to treatment sessions
- Compare differing viewpoints on the role of muscle tone in motor control
- Discuss critical periods for CNS sensory system development in children
- Review research regarding perceptual-motor development in typically developing children
- Discuss rationale for early gait training
- Analyze varying environments in relation to affordances for motor behavior
Patricia Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA received a B.S. degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in educational psychology and PhD in child psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International. Dr. Montgomery has authored several books and articles including Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities, Third Edition; Barbara Connolly and Patricia Montgomery. She has lectured throughout the United States on topics related to pediatric intervention. She has worked as a therapist in a hospital based setting, in the public schools, in a neonatal intensive care unit, and had a private pediatric practice in Minnesota for over 30 years. Dr. Montgomery is a past-President of the MN Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), served on the Board of Directors of APTA, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.
"This class exceeded my expectations! It was taught in a manner in which I can understand and incorporate into my own therapy practice right away!" -Katherine Sanchez, OTR/L
"I try to keep up with current therapeutic trends and this course fit the bill perfectly - presented in an interesting and instructive way." -Roxann Nickerson, PT
"This course was such a thorough, unbiased review of current as well as still-relevant, older research. The presenter kept us well engaged through her passion and relevant videos. I was able to get many 'pearls' from this course that I will be able to use in my practice immediately!" -Dana Stalander, MPT
"Very helpful to organize my thoughts on Motor Control. It relates/applies to treatment. Excellent update on current research and treatment." -Heather Hanson, PT
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
3 Randolph St #1
Canton, MA 02021
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's).
This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities in MA and NH
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16 continuing education hours.
Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy - CE Broker
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) - Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.