Focus on functional outcomes to improve participation while facilitating postural control with the patient population. This course provides therapists with ways to facilitate upper extremity function, standing, and improved gait as well as methods to improve carryover and design programs at home and in school.
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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.
Linda A. Kliebhanis a delightful speaker who is able to share her wealth of knowledge in a clear and engaging manner. As a physical therapist in private practice in Mequon, WI she has accumulated over 30 years experience in pediatrics treating children with cerebral palsy and other neuro-motor disorders.Linda A. Kliebhan, PT,is a NDT coordinator-Instructor teaching the NDT/Bobath Course in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy, advanced NDT courses and other workshops related to NDT and pediatric therapy. She is also co-founder of Partners for Progress Inc. a nonprofit organization providing and researching intensive therapy. Ms. Kliebhan is also a consultant with the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics.
"Linda is a very knowledgeable instructor and presents the information very well." --
"Linda was a wonderful, approachable instructor. She made all of the information very easy to understand." --
"She is a great teacher and approaches the group with a hands on technique that makes you feel like you will truly retain it." --
"Linda made NDT handling techniques very fun and easy to learn. She answered any and all questions and was very hands on." --
"Linda was a wonderful presenter who was extremely knowledgeable and well organized. She was honest and answered all questions. The lab was beneficial and well timed." --
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation
3275 Science Park Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
DoubleTree by Hilton - Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 216-464-5950
This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Application has been made to the OH Physical Therapy Association.
This course is offered for up to 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)
This course meets the criteria for 13 hours toward NDTA re-certification.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs.