Maximize time while treating infants and toddlers to incorporate early ambulation into natural routines and environments. Intensive labs will guide participants on how to effectively analyze and improve gait patterns.
- CEU DETAILS
How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will examine typical and atypical ambulation development in infants/toddlers and determine how best to incorporate therapeutic activities into their natural environment and routines. The impact of biomechanics, the neuromuscular system, the sensory system, orthotics, and assistive equipment will be integrated as participants learn to build intervention strategies to address ambulation early and effectively in infants and toddlers with diagnoses such as CP, developmental delay, prematurity, and Down Syndrome.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize and mediate adverse influences of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, and other body
systems (respiratory, visual, sensory, GI, etc) on the development of ambulation in infants and toddlers.
2. Develop and use pre-ambulation interventions to build the capacity for ambulation and teach families/caregivers to incorporate into the child’s daily routine.
3. Examine evidence-based intervention supports such as handling, treadmill, taping, and dynamic
4. Compare benefits to disadvantages of orthotic use by implementing current evidence in selecting and progressing orthotics to enhance functional early ambulation and preserve the quality of later ambulation.
Jan McElroy, PhD, PT, PCS, has over 40 years of pediatric experience with the 0-3-year population in a wide range of settings including NICU, acute care, Early Intervention, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. Jan graduated from the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri and owns a private pediatric PT practice in Columbia, Missouri. Her teaching experience includes clinical, classroom, and continuing education settings. She served as the primary physical therapy faculty on the TIPS for KIDS grant at the University of Missouri for 20 years. Her national continuing education short courses focus on baby treatment, treatment of infants born preterm, serial casting and temporary foot supports, and gait. Jan has assisted with numerous NDTA courses including 8 week pediatric and 3-week advanced baby courses. Jan completed her PhD program in Pediatric Science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is conducting research in lower extremity movement patterns in infants born full term and preterm, baby treatment, and gait.
This course was very organized and informative. The instructor displayed great professionalism and presented the content using very helpful clinical examples which were relevant to my practice. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues and would be interested in attending further courses with this speaker."- -L. Doronina, OT
"Jan's course was engaging and easy to follow. She uses videos, LABs and is very open to participant of all disciplines. This was an awesome, informative and useful course. The rich discussions that took place among PTs, OTs, and SLPs helped me immensely. Many Thanks!" -A. Myers-Morris, SLP
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
2525 Chicago Avenue South CSC 267
This course meets the criteria for 21 contact hours (2.1 CEUs). ERI is an approved agency by the Physical Therapy Board of CA. Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy. The AZ and WI Boards of Physical Therapy recognizes other state board's approvals. This course satisfies CE Requirements in IA. TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 21 contact hours - 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.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider - 21 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.