Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete both Sessions for 11 Contact Hours (1.1 CEUs)
March 14 and 15, 2023
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Gain practical “Sensory-Aware” tools to treat children with both underlying gross motor and sensory dysfunction. You will learn to utilize sensory-aware skills that are based in functional strengthening and coordination activities to maximize the effectiveness of your treatments. You will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in school and at home.
- Describe interdependent dynamics of sensory systems as they relate to gross motor function.
- Assess and identify specific areas of sensory dysfunction in pediatric clients who are referred to physical therapy for gross motor challenges.
- Apply skilled clinical reasoning in sensorimotor therapeutic interventions.
- Develop sensory-based strategies to increase postural control, strength, coordination, motor planning, stability & mobility.
- Explain evidence-based rationale for chosen therapeutic techniques to improve caregiver, team, and administrative communication and understanding.
Clinical Level: Intermediate physical and occupational therapists who work with children in school, at home, or in the clinic.
*“Sensory Aware” techniques are evidence-based sensory techniques beyond common knowledge and are integrated with a motor learning frame of reference.
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Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills – Online Series
Receive access for a full year, downloadable handouts and 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs)
Learn at your convenience with Janine Wiskind, MS, OTR/L, CBIS. This course (recorded at a live webinar) provides therapists with a clear understanding of evaluating and treating primitive reflexes. Janine provides lots of practical interventions and a new perspective on how to look at a child’s development. Complete details and Registration here.
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, is a licensed physical therapist with 33 years experience in the field of pediatric therapy. Liesa is the owner of "Know To Change," an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated healthcare professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. Liesa has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities overseas. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and also taught human anatomy, physiology. She received her Associate degree in 1993 and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant while earning her B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Ritchie-Persaud earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH in 2003. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Liesa’s passion for helping others extends into her private life. She has volunteered as a Call Rape Advocate and Salvation Army volunteer. Her passion for travel has led her to teach and treat in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the Arab Emirates and Mexico, plus organizing and participating in mission work in Mexico, Ukraine and Palestine. Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, organizational leadership, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care and enthusiasm and passion for her field make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
This course was easily one of the best courses I have taken. I came in with an expectation to build on my knowledge AND this happened BUT I didn't expect to expand on every facet on my understanding in this topic. The speaker was exceptional. She was easy to listen to, engaging, and 100% knew her content. She cited research, experience, and was comfortable answering any and all questions. It is hard to make an online course "sticky" but this one stuck. -Nicole Edmonds, PT, DPT, PCS
Liesa's knowledge and experience in addressing more complex sensory and motor developmental issues shines through in her presentations. Her passion is contagious. The webinar was professionally run with seamless connection and engagement with participants. -PT
This speaker was exceptional. The information was well presented and organized. The one "pearl" that I took away is that the sensory systems work together to achieve developmental milestones. So, we should always be looking at the clients holistically! -Carla, OTA
This is a very helpful and informative seminar. A very great and knowledgeable speaker. I learned a lot of useful treatment intervention ideas. Highly recommended !!! -Evelyn, PT
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive Course is offered at 11 Contact Hours (1.1 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 11 units. Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 13 CE Hours - approval #20-816284. Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 13 CE Hours - approval #CE23-816284. Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.1 CEU's, 11 contact hours. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy for 11 CE Hours, #6382. Approval #2201-09 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 11 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 13 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 11 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 13.2 contact hours (13.2 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 11 contact hours. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 11 Category 1 contact hours, expiration Date: 3/6/25, approval # CS61-2023-APTAKY. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 11 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. 11 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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