Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete all sessions for 10.5 Contact Hours (1.05 CEUs)
November 2, 9 and 16, 2023
5:25 pm EST • 4:25 pm CST • 3:25 pm MST • 2:25 pm PST (US)
This live webinar, held over 3 days, focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia. Specific strategies to improve motor control in this population will be presented. Treatment strategies based on the common impairments of the sensorimotor system in this population will be demonstrated through the use of videotapes, case studies and practice labs. Participants will problem solve strategies to improve functional motor performance of the child with hypotonia.
- Describe the common impairments seen in children with hypotonia.
- Utilize current motor control research as it applies to postural control in the child with hypotonia
- Analyze movement patterns of the hypotonic child.
- Apply the principles of improving alignment, base of support and control of weight shift.
- Explain the role of SMART goals in treatment planning for the child with hypotonia.
OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, working with children with hypotonia, infancy through adolescence.
Portions of the live webinar will include participant movement on the floor. Please consider computer and space set-up to support learning. A jointed rag doll is required for portions of the course to enable practice of handling strategies.
Colleen Carey is the owner and director of the Children's Therapy Center, a pediatric outpatient center located in Fort Washington, PA. A dynamic speaker, she teaches frequently in seminars to professionals on the topics of early intervention, therapeutic handling, orthotics, and functional goal outcomes. Colleen has extensive experience with a variety of developmental disorders and coordination disorders including cerebral palsy and autism. She has broad experience in indications for physical therapy within the educational environment and the role of adaptive physical education. Colleen actively mentors other therapists to share her knowledge and insights and has been a clinical instructor for 25 years. Colleen is an accomplished Coordinator Instructor with NDTA. She studied at Quinnipiac College, New York University, and Temple University with a focus on developmental disabilities. She is enthusiastically pursuing ongoing professional training to improve the care of her clients. She received her Basic NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) certification in 1987 and her Baby NDT certification in 1995. Colleen has worked in community early intervention programs, preschool settings, educational settings, rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient centers. She supports families across cultural and ethnic barrier and passionately advocates for children and families. She remains focused on functional outcomes in all environments.
Excellent course. Learning therapeutic handing skills during virtual presentations is often difficult, but the clear demonstrations combined with the precise descriptions given in this course made learning the handling skills much easier. I have been working with young children with hypotonia for many years, but gained new (to me at least) information and techniques that I will be able to apply immediately with my caseload. Highly recommended! -Kathleen D., PT
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