This practical and engaging course teaches participants strategies to maximize functional outcomes for children 0-3 years old by focusing on treatment of the trunk, lower extremity, and upper extremity as well as tools to improve transitional movements, standing and walking skills.
- CEU DETAILS
Learn how to assess and treat babies from birth to 3 years old with known or suspected neuromotor impairments. An emphasis will be placed on the practical application of treatment strategies to gain functional outcomes appropriate for this age group and how to incorporate therapeutic strategies into family life.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify sensory-motor issues specifically related to infants.
- Analyze gross motor, fine motor, and respiratory function.
- Develop treatment strategies for the infant and toddler.
- Identify appropriate adaptive equipment for the 0 to 3 year old.
- Identify family issues relevant to the 0 to 3 year old.
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT brings first-hand practical experience to her courses as she is the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. She is an internationally recognized therapist and speaker and is a Neuro-Developmental (NDT) Coordinator-Instructor for the intensive NDTA™ Certification course in pediatrics for physical, occupational & speech therapists. Ms. Davis Bombria is one of the investigators in the project titled "Multi-modal Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial" at Southern Cross University in Australia. Cerebral Palsy Magazine, NDTA Network, and Therapy Skill Builders have published her writings. Her passion for her work, which expands over thirty years as a pediatric therapist and instructor, along with her easy presentation style, provides the theoretical and practical solutions all therapists can immediately apply with their patient population.
"One of the best NDT presenter's I've heard. So compassionate and honest with her treatment approach and ideas. Comes so naturally to her that it was easy to listen to her and learn the concepts from the baby course. I will be able to take back all of the things that I learned from the course and implement them into my practice. Thank you Suzanne!" -S Williams, OT
"This was an excellent course! Suzanne is very dynamic, knowledgeable, and passionate. As a newer therapist, she did an excellent job of breaking down content so I could understand it." -Amanda Baum, OT
"One of the best courses I've taken. You make everything make sense." -Tracee Dalton, PT
"This was an incredible class that enabled me to tie everything together in practice. It was a class that kept you engaged 100% of the time and I know will guide my practice to a better place." -Katherine Linnane, OTR/L
"This course exceeded my expectations. The content was clear and relevant. The speaker was engaging; supplementing labs with hands on practice with lecture was helpful for carryover." -Melissa Smith, SLP
"Suzanne is an extremely engaging and knowledgeable speaker. She brings not only a PT perspective to treatment of the child with neurological impairment but also an OT and ST perspective. Her combination of clinical experience, knowledge and compassion make her an amazing therapist and teacher." -Heather Dixon Sholes
"Suzanne was knowledgeable and dynamic presenter. She made the course material on NDT concepts accessible to immediate treatment follow through that was applicable to the age group. Her movements and demonstrations were fluid and teaching techniques were never stagnant. I have learned so much through this course, I am so glad I was able to participate." -Alexis Lovingood, OT
"This course had a great flow and Suzanne presents the material well. I loved all the opportunities to get hands-on and observe treatment. This definitely boosted my confidence in knowing I'm providing my kiddos with great therapy." -Heasther de Souza,
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
2525 Chicago Avenue South CSC 267
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This course meets the criteria for 18 contact hours (1.8) CEUs. Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the MN Board of Physical Therapy. The DE, DC, IN, PA and VA Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other state’s approvals. TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 21.6 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 18 contact hours (1.8 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 by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
This course is offered for up to 1.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area)
NBCOT professional development provider - 18 PDUs
18 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.