NEW! Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete all 3 Sessions for 11 Contact Hours (1.1 CEUs)
- Monday, September 14 from 6pm-10pm EST
- Tuesday, September 15 from 6pm-9pm EST
- Wednesday, September 16 from 6pm-10pm EST
Registration includes access to all three sessions, and handouts.
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.
This course can be taken on its own or in conjunction with Dr. Ritchie- Persaud’s toe-walking course.
- 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.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs). Intermediate level.
Approved Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 13 CE Hours. Meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ____ CEU's. Approval #_____ by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for __ CEC's. Approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy for ___ CE Hours. Approved by the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ___ units of continuing education. Approved by OK State Board of PT course #___ for __ CEU hours, Category A.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 13 contact hours. The IL Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 11 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 11 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/21. Approval # CS64-2010-KPTA. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 13.2 contact hours (1.32 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 11 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 11 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 Contact Hours (1.1 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 11 PDUs. 11 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
Education Resources Inc., 266 Main Street, Medfield Ma 02052 508-359-6533