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.
- CEU DETAILS
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
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 presented the information in an enjoyable and easy to follow format." -PT
"Jackie Grimenstein was excellent! She is a dynamic speaker." -PT
"This course was excellent! Jackie was very knowledgeable and approachable." -PT
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