Understand underlying etiologies (developmental coordination disorder) and learn updated concepts of motor control and motor learning in order to effectively assess and treat the "clumsy" child. Functional outcomes, practical strategies, and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized.
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Fri-Sat, Sept 30-Oct 1
Many school-age children struggle with motor skills that their peers have long mastered. These “clumsy” children may exhibit difficulties with writing, activities of daily living, classroom activities, as well as issues with play and sports. This lab course will provide practical and effective intervention strategies for these children. Underlying etiologies of clumsiness (developmental coordination disorders) as well as newer concepts of motor control and motor development will be discussed in relationship to other neurophysiologic concepts. This course will discuss evaluation tools to isolate the roots of the problem and treatment techniques and suggestions for the classroom utilizing an integrated approach. Functional outcomes and clinical effectiveness will be emphasized.
Course participants will be able to:
- Analyze the characteristics seen in a child with praxis problems and identify potential underlying causes.
- Compare the use of standardized and non-standardized tools/methods in the evaluation of the child with praxis problems.
- Select at least four current evidence-based approaches and principles in the development of an intervention program for a child with praxis problems.
- Analyze a motoric task using the concept of levels of adaptive responses for the provided case study.
- Apply the appropriate sensory system and behavioral intervention for a child with praxis problems taking into account each level of the praxis model.
Audio and video capabilities for online viewing and participation.
Dr. Barbara Connolly received her BS degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida; a DPT degree from the University of Tennessee; a M,Ed. degree in special education with a minor in speech pathology and an EdD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Memphis. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center where she served as Chair of the Physical Therapy Department for 24 years and Interim Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences for 2 years. She was a Trustee for the Foundation for Physical Therapy , a foundation dedicated to funding physical therapy research and served as President of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research from January 2015 – December 2016. She served as President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pediatrics, a subgroup of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy from it’s inception in 2007 until 2015. She also has served on the APTA Board of Directors, on the APTA Pediatric Specialty Council and the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She was President of the Section on Pediatrics of the APTA from 2002 - 2006. She received the Bud DeHaven Leadership Award, the Research Award and the Jeanne Fischer Distinguished Mentorship Award from the Section on Pediatrics. She is a recipient of the Golden Pen Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for her publications. In 2002, she received one of the highest honors from the APTA when she was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow. In 2014, she received the Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award and in 2015, she received a Lucy Blair Service Award. She is the first author of more than 32 publications in peer reviewed journals, has written 21 book chapters and has coauthored or edited seven textbooks for physical therapists. In February 2020, the 4th Edition of her textbook, Therapeutic Exercises in the Developmental Disabilities was published. She is certified in NDT and in SI. She continues to provide professional development courses both nationally and internationally.
"Barbara combines her years of experience with the latest research to make a truly clinically relevant course with practical applications." -Jeri Rosenthal, PT
"This course connected so many dots for me. I feel like I can go back to my clinic and really implement better treatment plans! What an awesome course and facilitator!" -Crystal Bay, OT
"Barbara is not only a dynamic teacher, but she is extremely knowledgeable about her subject matter. The course opened my eyes to a new was of looking at the children in my practice. A phenomenal course!" -Dorian Pascoe, PT
"Barbara Connolly was a wonderful and knowledgeable speaker who opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. This was a fantastic course that gave me practical suggestions and ideas to improve my approach to working with my children. Thank you Barbara!" -Lisa Fishberger, PT
"Barbara is an excellent instructor. She has a vast knowledge base and it shows throughout the course. This course was comprehensive and provided endless information for improving your clinical skills." -Aron Lipman, OT
Kids Developmental Clinic
3333 Bayshore Blvd, Suite 340
Pasadena, TX 77504