Course material is focused on theory, assessment, and treatment of the child with cerebral palsy and other neuro-motor system disorders. This class arms participants who seek a better understanding of NDT practice to inform handling and facilitation techniques through video case studies and hands-on labs.
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Begin your journey into the world of NDT or expand your current knowledge with this course that will enhance your knowledge to the benefits of using NDT to treat the child with neurologic impairments and other pediatric disorders across the lifespan. We will discuss the importance of practice of movement patterns and importance of integrating into daily activities utilizing fun and practical activities. Facilitation strategies for improved movement patterns and how to look at all aspects of the child to assess the primary area to address in treatment will be presented utilizing didactic, video and hands on lab format. Comfortable clothing for movement labs is recommended. This course is designed for the physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech & language pathologist. This course is very attractive to clinicians who seek a better understanding of the NDT practice model and the use of handling and facilitation to enhance function. Course material will focus on basic concepts of theory, assessment and treatment of the child with cerebral palsy and disorders of the neuro-motor system. The course will include extensive lab sessions and case studies to reinforce didactic information.
- The participant will be able to identify NDT principles and theoretical assumptions
- The participant will be able to identify principles of NDT facilitation
- The participant will be able to differentiate between typical and atypical development.
- The participant will be able to identify alignment, base of support and weight shift within the framework of functional movement
- The participant will be able to recognize the relationship of the ICF model to the NDT practice model
- The participant will be able to identify unique treatment strategies for the trunk, upper and lower extremities for use with children birth through adolescence
- The participant will be able to demonstrate how to translate facilitation strategies onto equipment
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.
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
3 Randolph St #1
Canton, MA 02021
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEU's).
ERI is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA and an approved sponsor by the State of IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy.
Application has been made to the IL EI training program.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEU's) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-13.5 PDUs
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 hours toward NDT re-certification