This two-day workshop focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia, concentrating on interventions to improve control and alignment of the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder girdle, and upper extremity. 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 using videotapes, case studies and practice labs. Participants will practice strategies to improve functional motor performance of the child with hypotonia. This course applies to pediatric OT/OTAs and PT/PTAs working in school-based practice, outpatient clinics, hospital-based settings and will address children with Down’s syndrome, ASD, CP, genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, etc.
Enrollment is limited.
The participant will be able to:
- Discuss the common impairments seen in children with hypotonia.
- Analyze movement patterns of the hypotonic child.
- Practice a variety of facilitation techniques for improving alignment, base of support and control of weight shift
- Utilize treatment strategies practiced in lab to improve alignment and control for the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder, and upper extremity.
- Identify the role SMART goals in treatment planning for the child with hypotonia.
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.
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This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
In MA, CT, RI and NH this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Approval #1909-112 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13 CEC's.
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The PA State Board of Physical Therapy accepts other state board's approvals.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours; 1.3 CEUs
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs.
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