Do you ever wonder where to begin with your clients that have many needs? What is the leading area of concern? Why does it seem my treatments aren’t as effective as I anticipated? This workshop will enhance critical thinking skills to facilitate therapists in using a problem-solving approach when treating children with complicated developmental challenges. Focus during the workshop will utilize critical thinking skills for evaluation and assessment from a neurodevelopmental, sensory and motor learning aspect. Using this approach will assist therapists in setting realistic and measurable goals that will drive treatment sessions resulting in more effective intervention.
- Identify key aspects of development in the context of typical movement and sensation related to a designated task.
- Create a functional goal for a designated task applying current concepts learned from an NDT, SI, and motor learning aspect.
- Apply critical thinking to design a prioritized approach that identifies top areas to be addressed in treatment.
- Using a systematic approach describe a treatment plan based on functional goal.
- Design three intervention steps to execute in treatment.
Kim Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT is a passionate presenter
who offers practical concepts and intervention approach to be readily applied in multiple settings with applicable information for the whole team.
She brings a wealth of experience having practiced in a variety of settings including, but not limited to hospital outpatient & specialty clinics, private clinics, schools, community environments, and currently a private home & clinic based practice. Her expertise includes innovative
services to infants through young adults along with their families who experience physical, sensory, learning, emotional and behavioral challenges.
She is a recognized educator both nationally and internationally and had presented a variety of educational seminars for occupational & physical therapist, speech pathologists, families, educators, and physicians.
She is a Pediatric OT instructor for NDTA and is an active member within the NDTA Instructor group.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs). Intermediate level. Therapist License Number_____________.
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy Course Approval #4412 for 12 CE Hours.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs).
NBCOT Professional Development for 12 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
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