Understand underlying etiologies (developmental coordination disorder) and learn updated concepts of motor control and motor learning in order to effectively assess and treat the "clumsy" child. Functional outcomes, practical strategies, and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized.
- CEU DETAILS
Many school-age children struggle with motor skills that their peers have long mastered. These “clumsy” children may exhibit difficulties with writing, activities of daily living, as well as issues with play and sports. This lab course will provide practical and effective intervention strategies for these children. Underlying etiologies of clumsiness (developmental coordination disorders) as well as newer concepts of motor control and motor development will be discussed in relationship to other neurophysiologic concepts. This course will discuss evaluation tools to isolate the roots of the problem and treatment techniques and suggestions for the classroom utilizing an integrated approach. Functional outcomes and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized.
Course participants will be able to:
1. Define and explain what is meant by clumsiness, developmental incoordination disorder and developmental dyspraxia.
2. Summarize the proposed underlying causes of praxis problems.
3. Identify the characteristics of the child with praxis problems.
4. Identify the components of an adequate evaluation for the child including standardized and non-standardized methods.
5. Develop activities that would be appropriate for the child with praxis problems for home, school and social environments.
Dr. Barbara Connolly received her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida; a DPT degree from the University of Tennessee; a M,Ed. degree in special education with a minor in speech pathology and an EdD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Memphis. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center where she served as Chair of the Physical Therapy Department for 24 years and Interim Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences for 2 years. She was a Trustee for the Foundation for Physical Therapy , a foundation dedicated to funding physical therapy research and served as President of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research from January 2015 – December 2016. She served as President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pediatrics, a subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy from it’s inception in 2007 until 2015. She also has served on the APTA Board of Directors, on the APTA Pediatric Specialty Council and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She was President of the Section on Pediatrics of the APTA from 2002 - 2006. She received the Bud DeHaven Leadership Award, the Research Award and the Jeanne Fischer Distinguished Mentorship Award from the Section on Pediatrics. She is a recipient of the Golden Pen Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for her publications. In 2002, she received one of the highest honors from the APTA when she was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow. In 2014, she received the Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award and in 2015, she received a Lucy Blair Service Award. She is the first author of more than 32 publications in peer reviewed journals, has written 21 book chapters and has coauthored or edited seven textbooks for physical therapists. In February 2020, the 4th Edition of her textbook, Therapeutic Exercises in the Developmental Disabilities was published. She is certified in NDT and in SI. She continues to provide professional development courses both nationally and internationally.
"All her explanations and stories made me say "hey I have a child like that, great, now I have a solution." -S. Lepkoff
"This course was extremely empowering. I now have a better toolbox to offer my patients and a solid knowledge base on how to show them how to use these tools and their own abilities to make them as functional as possible. Thank You" -Nicole Schroeter
"Thank you for your concise and practical approach to theoretical knowledge we possess. Good enlightenment into bridging and putting the pieces together for real world application." -Kris Marciniak
Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Children's Way (MC 5068)
San Diego, CA 92123
DoubleTree by Hilton - San Diego
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
This course meets the criteria for 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEU's).
This continuing Competence activity has been approved by the NC Physical Therapy Association. The SC and VA Boards of Physical Therapy accept other states approvals.
ERI is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15.5 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
This course meets the criteria for 15.5 contact hours towards NDTA - re-certification