Maximize time while treating infants and toddlers to incorporate early ambulation into natural routines and environments. Intensive labs will guide participants on how to effectively analyze and improve gait patterns.
Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for the Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement DysfunctionJan McElroy
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How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will examine typical and atypical ambulation development in infants/toddlers and determine how best to incorporate therapeutic activities into their natural environment and routines. The impact of biomechanics, the neuromuscular system, the sensory system, orthotics, and assistive equipment will be integrated as participants learn to build intervention strategies to address ambulation early and effectively in infants and toddlers with diagnoses such as CP, developmental delay, prematurity, and Down Syndrome.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize and mediate adverse influences of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, and other body
systems (respiratory, visual, sensory, GI, etc) on the development of ambulation in infants and toddlers.
2. Develop and use pre-ambulation interventions to build the capacity for ambulation and teach families/caregivers to incorporate into the child’s daily routine.
3. Examine evidence-based intervention supports such as handling, treadmill, taping, and dynamic
4. Compare benefits to disadvantages of orthotic use by implementing current evidence in selecting and progressing orthotics to enhance functional early ambulation and preserve the quality of later ambulation.
Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCS, has over 40 years of pediatric experience with the 0-3-year population in a wide range of settings including NICU, acute care, Early Intervention, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. Jan graduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri and owns a private pediatric PT practice in Columbia, Missouri. Her teaching experience includes clinical, classroom, and continuing education settings. She served as the primary physical therapy faculty on the TIPS for KIDS grant at the University of Missouri for 20 years. Her national continuing education short courses focus on baby treatment, treatment of infants born preterm, serial casting and temporary foot supports, and gait. Jan has assisted with numerous NDTA courses including 8 week pediatric and 3-week advanced baby courses. Jan completed her PhD program in Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is currently serving as the Director of Practice for the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists.
This course was very organized and informative. The instructor displayed great professionalism and presented the content using very helpful clinical examples which were relevant to my practice. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues and would be interested in attending further courses with this speaker."- -L. Doronina, OT
"Jan's course was engaging and easy to follow. She uses videos, LABs and is very open to participant of all disciplines. This was an awesome, informative and useful course. The rich discussions that took place among PTs, OTs, and SLPs helped me immensely. Many Thanks!" -A. Myers-Morris, SLP
1st Floor Conference Room
Houston, TX 77030
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
This course meets the criteria for 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs).
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
This activity provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners accredited provider Approval #2210017TX for 21 CCU's and meets continuing competence requirements for PT's and PTA's licensure renewal in Texas. Participant's License Number__________________
Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 21 contact hours; 2.1 CEUs
NBCOT Professional Development Provider-21 PDUs.
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