A lab-based course teaching treatment strategies, handling techniques, and achievable goals for children with severe physical limitations, with or without cognitive impairments, in clinical settings, home care, school-based practice, and hospitals.
- CEU DETAILS
Treating children with severe physical impairments, with or without cognitive impairments presents unique challenges. This course is designed for physical, occupational and speech-language pathologists who work with this population and want to expand their skills. We will explore the challenges of working in various settings and how to set treatment priorities for each setting. We will discuss realistic, functional goal setting and how to work to make goals achievable. We will explore dosing for this population who require lifelong service and how to build in carryover when not in active treatment. Practical labs working with an adult partner and doll will reinforce treatment concepts.
- The student will be able to set functional, achievable goals for a child with severe impairments
- The student will be able to understand the role of standardized testing and the evaluation process for this population
- The student will be able to identify system impairments that may interfere with function
- The student will be able to identify at least 3 physical problems that can affect the child as an adult
- The student will be able to demonstrate 3 treatment strategies for treatment of the child with severe impairments
Topics to be covered:
- Classification systems that are relevant to the child with severe impairments
- The evaluation process
- Functional goal setting
- Treatment interventions based on system impairments
- Major challenges that occur across the lifespan
What to wear: Participants should wear lab clothes/gym attire that allows for ease of movement.
Participants should bring a flexible doll and a ball that can be used to practice techniques.
Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of NDTA where she is a PT instructor She is currently the Community Rehabilitation Education Coordinator at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Marlton, NJ. She has spent her career treating children with neurological impairments with an emphasis on children with severe disabilities.
She has practiced in a wide variety of settings including rehab, the NICU and over 30 years within school settings. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where she taught Intro to Pediatrics and Advanced Pediatrics. She was a founding steering committee member of the International Pediatric Rehab Collaborative (IPRC) that assisted with the re-standardization the WeeFim and a member of their Outcomes and Best Practices committee. She is on the Board of Directors for NDTA as well as the conference planning committee, the Centers of Excellence committee, the Instructor Group Executive committee and writes for the NDTA Network.
She presents continuing education courses on NDT, Therapeutic Taping in Pediatrics and Functional Exercise and Strengthening for the Child with Neurological Impairments both nationally and internationally.
Jackie was absolutely wonderful! She explained every thing in ways that were easily applicable to treatment sessions. I can’t wait to try out what I’ve learned. -PT
• This was a great introduction to NDT. It made me want to keep going in my professional studies! -PT
• Full of new techniques and knowledge to gain more treatment as functional as it should be. -PT
• The basics of NDT was a nice introductory course to learn about background, history, and transitioning through the therapy process, and through NDT treatment model. -PT
• Looking forward to be able to apply treatment to my neurological impaired students. -PT
• Great course. Good clinical applications. Jackie was absolutely wonderful! She explained everything in ways that were easily applicable to treatment sessions. I can’t wait to try out what I’ve learned -OT
St. Vincent's Special Needs Services
95 Merrit Blvd.
Feroleto Children's Development Center - Recreation Room
Trumbull, CT 06011
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs).
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.
NBCOT professional development provider-13.5 PDUs.
13.5 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.