This session is part of the Therapies in the School Online Conference 8
Children with Down Syndrome are at risk for sensory processing problems due to neuroanatomical differences in the structure of their brains when compared to the “typical” brain. Additionally, recent research has shown that children with Down Syndrome score differently on standardized tests of sensory processing when compared to the typically developing child. This course will provide an overview of the etiology of sensory processing problems in children with Down Syndrome and discuss the evaluation tools that can be used to identify problems in this population.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
1. Determine the neuroanatomical and proposed underlying causes of sensory processing problems in children with Down Syndrome.
2. Select criterion and norm referenced tests that would be appropriate to use with children with Down syndrome in early intervention and in school programs to identify sensory processing problems.
3. Perform a task analysis of a motoric task such as rolling, swinging in a swing or cutting with scissors and identify how sensory processing issues impact where to start with performance of the task.
4. Determine the rationale for use of sensory input to improve alertness and arousal; body awareness; and motor planning / execution
3 Hours (2:45 run time & 15 minute test = 3 hours)
- Sensory Processing issues
- Praxis model – motor planning and motor execution issues
- Assessment tools appropriate for identification of sensory processing issues in children with Down syndrome
- Task analyses of gross or fine motoric activity
- Case study
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.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#04507. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 3 contact hours 0.3 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT service delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 3 units.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners. Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 3.5 continuing education hours, #20-902668. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 3 contact hours, approval #CS61-2023-APTAKY thru 3/6/25.Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEU's. Approval #2204-30 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 3 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 3 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003 from 2/1/22 thru 1/31/24.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA. 3 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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