This practical and engaging course teaches participants strategies to maximize functional outcomes for children 0-3 years old by focusing on treatment of the trunk, lower extremity, and upper extremity as well as tools to improve transitional movements, standing and walking skills.
- CEU DETAILS
Learn how to assess and treat babies from birth to 3 years old with known or suspected neuromotor impairments. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of treatment strategies to gain functional outcomes appropriate for this age group and how to incorporate therapeutic strategies into family life.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify sensory-motor issues specifically related to infants
- Apply current research to increase effectiveness of intervention
- Analyze gross motor, fine motor, and respiratory function
- Develop treatment strategies for the infant and toddler that lead to developmental change
- Identify appropriate adaptive equipment for the 0-3 year old
- Discuss family factors and identify practical home program ideas
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT is a Neuro-Developmental (NDT) Coordinator-Instructor for the eight-week intensive course on pediatrics for physical, occupational and speech therapists. Davis brings first-hand practical experience to her courses as she is the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. She is a member of the Theory Committee of the NDTA Instructors Group. Ms. Davis Bombria has provided instruction through various short and long courses throughout the United States and internationally. She has a private practice, Pediatric Therapy Associates, in Plantation, Florida. She currently resides in Connecticut with her family. The Cerebral Palsy Magazine, NDTA Network and Therapy Skill Builders have published her works. The enthusiasm for her work, which expands beyond thirty years as a pediatric therapist and instructor, along with her easy presentation style, provide the theoretical and practical solutions all therapists can use with their patient population.
"One of the best NDT presenters I've heard. So compassionate and honest with her treatment approach and ideas. Comes so naturally to her that it was easy to listen to her and learn the concepts from the baby course. I will be able to take back all of the things that I learned from the course and implement them into my practice. Thank you Suzanne!" -S Williams, OT
"This was an excellent course! Suzanne is very dynamic, knowledgeable, and passionate. As a newer therapist, she did an excellent job of breaking down content so I could understand it." -Amanda Baum, OT
"One of the best courses I've taken. You make everything make sense." -Tracee Dalton, PT
"This was an incredible class that enabled me to tie everything together in practice. It was a class that kept you engaged 100% of the time and I know will guide my practice to a better place." -Katherine Linnane, OTR/L
"This course exceeded my expectations. The content was clear and relevant. The speaker was engaging; supplementing labs with hands on practice with lecture was helpful for carryover." -Melissa Smith, SLP
"Suzanne is an extremely engaging and knowledgeable speaker. She brings not only a PT perspective to treatment of the child with neurological impairment but also an OT and ST perspective. Her combination of clinical experience, knowledge and compassion make her an amazing therapist and teacher." -Heather Dixon Sholes
"Suzanne was knowledgeable and dynamic presenter. She made the course material on NDT concepts accessible to immediate treatment follow through that was applicable to the age group. Her movements and demonstrations were fluid and teaching techniques were never stagnant. I have learned so much through this course, I am so glad I was able to participate." -Alexis Lovingood, OT
"This course had a great flow and Suzanne presents the material well. I loved all the opportunities to get hands-on and observe treatment. This definitely boosted my confidence in knowing I'm providing my kiddos with great therapy." -Heather de Souza, OT
Pediatric Therapy Associates of South Florida
447 NW 73rd Ave.
Plantation, FL 33317
Hampton Inn - Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation
7801 SW 6th Street
Plantation, FL 33324
This course meets the criteria for 18 contact hours (1.8) CEUs.
Approved Provider for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 21.5 CE Hours
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NBCOT professional development provider - 18 PDUs
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This course meets the criteria for 18 hours towards NDTA re-certification