NEW! Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete all four sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs)
- Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:00pm- 9:30pm EST (US)
- Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:00pm- 9:30pm EST (US)
- Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:00pm- 9:30pm EST (US)
- Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 6:00pm- 9:30pm EST (US)
Designing effective intervention programs to improve strength, endurance and function in school-aged children aged 5-21 years with disabilities can be challenging. This course will help clinicians evaluate fitness and function, set realistic goals, prioritize treatment and implement successful programs for children with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, autism, and developmental coordination disorder. An evidence-based approach to outcome measures and intervention design including exercise prescription (frequency, intensity, duration and types) is presented to improve strength and function.
The course is a four-part webinar series. Each webinar is 3.5 hours and scheduled twice/ week for two weeks. The webinar topics are: 1) Strength Training; 2) Outcome Measures: 3) Aerobic Capacity/Endurance Training; and 4) Interventions in Different Environments & Using Different Strategies. The webinar learning strategies consist of remote lecture and discussion, and video case ‘labs’ for demonstration and discussion on application of interventions and measures. Specific interventions included are progressive resistive exercises (weights and resistance bands), therapeutic exercises using moveable surfaces, treadmill training, aquatic exercise, yoga and active video games to promote fitness, physical activity, functional mobility and participation. Evidence on the effectiveness of existing community-based fitness programs and ideas for accessing existing programs or developing new programs will be discussed.
Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Incorporate evidence-based strategies into interventions to promote strength and endurance to maximize function in children with disabilities
- Integrate evidence from clinical and community-based strength and endurance programs to improve and sustain functional outcomes in children with disabilities
- Utilize systematic and objective measures to document changes in function, strength and endurance at impairment, activity, and participation levels
- Identify clinical and community-based programs that provide evidence to support function, strength and endurance in children with disabilities
Designed for PTs and PTAs working with children with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, autism, developmental coordination disorder, and spina bifida. For those with experience, the course offers updated EBP recommendations when designing or choosing intervention strategies and outcome measures.
Maria Fragala-Pinkham PT, DPT, MS, is a physical therapist and clinical researcher at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, home care and outpatient clinics. Renowned for her clinical and teaching excellence, Maria conducts workshops throughout the United States. She has developed community-based adapted sports and fitness programs for children including an adapted ice skating program and an aquatic exercise and swimming program. She is a member of an international team to examine fitness measures and interventions in children with cerebral palsy. She has published articles on the topics of pediatric outcome measures, effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and fitness for children with disabilities.
Maggie ONeil PT, PhD, MPH, practiced in pediatric physical therapy full time for 12 years before earning her MPH in Maternal & Child Health and her PhD in pediatric physical therapy. She is an associate professor in physical therapy and public health at Drexel University. She teaches content in pediatric physical therapy and health promotion. She consults to pediatric physical therapists and she designs, implements, and evaluates community based programs to increase physical activity and health outcomes for children who are typically developing, those who are overweight or obese and those with disabilities. Dr. ONeil conducts workshops throughout the United States and is an advocate for family and childrens health and rehabilitation services on local and national levels.
"This conference was great! We are using the course
materials to develop competencies for our department
and also have updated what we use for clinical outcome
measures for our outpatient population." -Angela Allan, OT
"Being able to attend a presentation by therapists who
are masters of their subject is very informative. I have
been given many ideas that I will build into my practice.
Thank you!” -Lyn Crawford, PT
This was the most useful and relevant pediatric course I
have ever taken." -Carol Rickaby, PT
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the KY, MD, NJ, NM, NV and OK Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved by the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association for 14 Contact Hours
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours (1.68 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours (1.4 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.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 16.5 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider 14 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.
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