This two-day workshop focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia, concentrating on interventions to improve control and alignment of the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder girdle, and upper extremity. Specific strategies to improve motor control in this population will be presented. Treatment strategies based on the common impairments of the sensorimotor system in this population will be demonstrated using videotapes, case studies and practice labs. Participants will practice strategies to improve functional motor performance of the child with hypotonia. This course applies to pediatric OT/OTAs and PT/PTAs working in school-based practice, outpatient clinics, hospital-based settings and will address children with Down’s syndrome, ASD, CP, genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, etc.
Enrollment is limited.
The participant will be able to:
- Discuss the common impairments seen in children with hypotonia.
- Analyze movement patterns of the hypotonic child.
- Practice a variety of facilitation techniques for improving alignment, base of support and control of weight shift
- Utilize treatment strategies practiced in lab to improve alignment and control for the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder, and upper extremity.
- Identify the role SMART goals in treatment planning for the child with hypotonia.
Colleen Carey, DPT, C/NDT, is the owner and director of the Children’s Therapy Center, a pediatric outpatient center located in Ambler, PA. A dynamic speaker, she teaches frequently in seminars to professionals on the topics of early intervention, therapeutic handling, orthotics, and functional goal outcomes. Colleen has extensive experience with a variety of developmental disorders and coordination disorders. She also has experience in indications for physical therapy within the educational environment and the role of adaptive physical education. Colleen is a Coordinator Instructor with NDTA. She studied at Quinnipiac College, NYU, and Temple University with a focus on developmental disabilities. She received her Basic NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) certification in 1987 and her Baby NDT certification in 1995.
P.G. Chambers School
15 Halko Drive
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
In MA, CT, RI and NH this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy.
The PA State Board of Physical Therapy accepts other state board's approvals.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 contact hour.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours 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.
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs.
13 hours of this course qualify toward the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.