This engaging, hands-on course improves therapists’ assessment and treatment skills through NDT intervention strategies to reach functional goals. Handling techniques, case studies, and movements labs will keep participants fully engaged and constantly learning how they can better treat their clients.
- CEU DETAILS
This course will address utilizing current NDT intervention strategies for the pediatric client aged 0-18 with neuromotor challenges (eg CP, Down Syndrome, TBI and other syndromes). Information presented will address using the ICF for assessment/evaluation while practicing intervention strategies for improvements towards function. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational and direct handling skills with analysis and problem solving using NDT techniques. Both didactic lecture and hands-on labs will be presented throughout this course. Therefore, it is recommended that participants bring comfortable clothing for treatment labs. In addition to didactic information and handling practice, videos, and problem-solving labs may be used to further enhance learning. Discussion will be included addressing current research and adjuncts used with pediatric clients.
The Continuing Education Hours obtained at this course qualify toward NDTA re-certification.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the basis for NDT including history and current NDT philosophy with clinical application for assessment and intervention planning using ICF model.
- Identify key components during assessment of single and multiple system impairments addressing the postural and movement systems for intervention and improved function.
- Discuss using current concepts of NDT to identify a functional goal, identify key impairments and plan treatment intervention strategies.
- Demonstrate a variety of handling stategies utilizing NDT intervention for improving functional independence.
- Discuss adjunctive therapies to assist with direct handling and functional improvements.
Debbie Evans-Rogers, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT is an internationally known and respected clinician and published researcher. She offers a unique perspective combining clinical expertise with pediatric research knowledge. She has assisted students and presented pediatric courses throughout the United States and abroad including Romania, Nicaragua, India, China, and Chile. She is a pediatric physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience specializing in assessment, intervention and research in children with neuro-motor involvement. She is trained in pediatric Neuro-developmental Treatment and baby treatment and is an NDTA PT Instructor and CI candidate. She has served on the NDTA Board of Directors as the Director of Regions and Past President (appointed). She is an APTA Pediatric Clinical Specialist since 1996. She has worked in private practice both in the home and clinic settings, schools, early intervention, home health, acute care, NICU and outpatient hospital clinics offering insightful information in a variety of physical therapy settings.
Childrens Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The PA State Board Physical Therapy recognizes other state's approvals.
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs) - 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.
Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider 13.5 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification