Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete all 3 Sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs)
March 16, 2023: 5:40 pm EST • 4:40pm CST • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40 pm PST (US)
March 17 and 18, 2023: 8:40 am EST • 7:40 am CST • 6:40 am MST • 5:40 am PST (US)
Primitive reflex integration is a term being used in a variety of fields resulting in various approaches to treatment. This course provides therapists with a clear understanding of evaluating and treating primitive reflexes. It focuses on understanding the neuroanatomy of primitive reflexes, supporting research, and the importance of analyzing posture, biomechanics, and qualitative movement patterns. Several primitive reflex programs take a rote approach providing a “cookie-cutter” recipe to address each reflex individually. This class begins with understanding the neuroanatomy of the primitive reflexes and how they apply to natural development. It looks at the research and integrates occupational and physical therapy theories (Rood, Bobath, Brunnstrom, NDT) as these all play a large role in the understanding of the primitive reflexes. It teaches clinicians to assess the child’s posture and movement patterns as this is a vital key to integrating reflexes because a child cannot integrate if the posture is holding onto particular patterns of movement to allow for safety and stability. It then goes on to teach the reflexes in groups and patterns as they work together fluidly to promote function.
- Define the three levels of motor control in the central nervous system and how those levels impact occupation-based intervention
- Correlate the findings from a research study to the evaluation and treatment of retained primitive reflexes
- Determine how the structural development and alignment of the pelvis and trunk can impact a functional activity
- Choose an appropriate primitive reflex integration assessment to address a functional impairment
- Select a functional and individualized goal based on a primitive reflex integration assessment
- Update a treatment plan to address retained primitive reflexes that utilizes effective strategies to strengthen your client’s skills during functional activities
This course is relevant for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Janine Wiskind MS, OTR/L, engages her audience with her dynamic teaching style and makes intense information easy to understand and apply. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist. Beginning her career in brain injury, then moving into the school systems, she now operates her own pediatric clinic. Janine has always been fascinated with the “why” behind children’s behavior and the families that we treat. It is this curiosity and passion that inspires Janine to learn continuously herself: she continues to take classes and reads a plethora of books. She strives to share this knowledge through her classes and give therapists the tools, creativity, and curiosity to keep growing and becoming their best therapeutic selves for their clients. Janine has also ventured into parent coaching with an online platform to support the many parents who can benefit from understanding their children through the OT lens.
This is THE course to take if you are looking to review primitive reflexes and how to assess if they are retained or integrated. You also learn assessment techniques and activities to work on with the students helping to progress integration of reflexes that may be inhibiting functioning. -Wendy P., PT
I loved the information on body mapping, the importance of sensory awareness, keeping function at the core of decision making, and how the reflexes impact so many activities that the individuals I work with have difficulty with. I'm so excited to continue learning! -John T., OTR
I feel more confident in evaluating reflexes and integrating the information gained into therapy sessions. -Andrea G., OT
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #04770. This Distance Learning-Interactive Course is offered at 12 Contact Hours (1.2 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 12 units. Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 14 CE Hours - approval #20-865090. Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 14 CE Hours - approval #CE23-865090. This course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.2 CEU's, 12 hours. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy for 12 CE Hours, #7952. Approval #2201-83 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 12 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 9 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 12 contact hours. Approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 12 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/25, approval # CS61-2023-APTAKY. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 12 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. 12 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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