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.
Schedule – 11 total hours & 30 Minute Post Test
2 hours: The significance of the vestibular, visual & proprioceptive systems to gross motor function:
- Vestibular functioning & muscle tone
- Visual dysfunction & its effects on
- Proprioception & movement
2 hours: Sensory based physical challenges:
- Postural Disorder
- Gait abnormalities
- Common comorbidities:
1 hour: Assessment of vestibular, visual & proprioceptive performance:
- Post rotary nystagmus
- Prone extension & supine flexion
- Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance
- The Kaplan Non-Verbal Battery (test of vision)
- Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception
- Direct measurements of proprioception & clinical procedure
2 hours: Video Case Analysis & interactive group discussion
1 hour 45 minutes: Improved sensory function & subsequent gross motor ability:
- Foundational sensory competence
- Development of sensorimotor function
1 hour 45 minutes: Utilization of each sensory system to support motor skills in therapy sessions. Formulating and Implementing Treatment:
- Vestibular contributions during physical activity
- Vision activities
- Proprioception & motor development
- Balance as a multi-system outcome
- Video activity examples
30 minutes: Strategies to Increase gross motor skill:
- Postural control
- Motor planning
Video Case Study
30 minutes: POST TEST
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Receive access for a full year, downloadable handouts and 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs)
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Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP is physical therapist with 30 years experience in the field of pediatric therapy. Liesa is the owner of "Know To Change," an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated healthcare professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. Liesa has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities overseas. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also taught human anatomy, physiology. She received her Associate degree in 1993 and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant while earning her B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH in 2003. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Liesa’s passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate and Salvation Army volunteer. Her passion for travel has led her to teach and treat in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates and Mexico, plus organizing and participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine and Palestine. Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care and enthusiasm and passion for her field make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 11.5 contact hours (1.15 CEUs). Intermediate level. Participants License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 11.5 contact hours 1.15 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 11.5 units.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 13.5 continuing education hours #20-815400. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 11.5 contact hours, approval #CS61-2023-APTAKY thru 3/6/25. This course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.15 CEU's. Approval #2203-80 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. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003. 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, MA, 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, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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