NEW! Online Course for Pediatric Therapists.
Recorded at a live webinar.
Gain practical “Sensory-Aware” tools to treat children with both underlying gross motor and sensory dysfunction. You will learn to utilize sensory-aware skills that are based in functional strengthening and coordination activities to maximize the effectiveness of your treatments. You will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in school and at home.
- Describe interdependent dynamics of sensory systems as they relate to gross motor function.
- Assess and identify specific areas of sensory dysfunction in pediatric clients who are referred to physical therapy for gross motor challenges.
- Apply skilled clinical reasoning in sensorimotor therapeutic interventions.
- Develop sensory-based strategies to increase postural control, strength, coordination, motor planning, stability & mobility.
- Explain evidence-based rationale for chosen therapeutic techniques to improve caregiver, team, and administrative communication and understanding.
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is a licensed physical therapist with 30 years’ experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a practicing physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma. Additionally, she is owner of Know to Change, and has educated health care professionals, both nationally and internationally, in advanced treatment techniques, specialized practical training and consultative services. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and taught human anatomy, physiology, and nutrition at Tulsa Community College. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. In 2007, Dr. Ritchie-Persaud served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and has been a member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Physical Therapy since 2004. Her wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
Liesa’s passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate, Salvation Army Volunteer, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.
Her other passion, travel, has led her to teach & treat overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates & Mexico, in addition to organizing & participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine & Palestine.
Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, and proficient teaching skills make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
Once you purchase an online course you will have access to the course materials. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam.
Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 11.5 contact hours (1.15 CEUs). Intermediate level
Participants License #______________. Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 13.5 continuing education hours #20-815400. Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 CE Hours - #CE21-815400 Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 11.5 contact hours, approval #CS64-2010-KPTA thru 3/6/23. Approval #2102-84 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 11.5 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 13.5 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 11 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 13.8 contact hours (1.38 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 11.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 11.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 11.5 Contact Hours (1.15 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 11.5 PDUs. 11.5 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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