Private In Person
April 12-13, 2024
Little Rock, AR
Begin your journey into the world of NDT or expand your current knowledge with this course that will enhance your knowledge of the benefits of using the Contemporary NDT Practice Model to treat the child with neurologic impairments and other pediatric disorders. We will discuss the importance of the practice of movement with a task and the importance of integrating strategies into daily activities using fun and practical ideas. Facilitation strategies for improved movement control and assessment of the primary impairments necessary to address in treatment will be presented utilizing didactic, video and lab format. A jointed rag doll is required for portions of the course to enable practice of handling strategies. This course is designed for the physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist, and occupational therapist assistant. The course is attractive to clinicians who seek a better understanding of the Contemporary NDT Practice Model and the use of handling and facilitation to enhance function. Course content will focus on basic concepts of theory, assessment and treatment of the child with cerebral palsy and other disorders of the neuromotor system.
- Identify NDT principles and theoretical assumptions
- Identify principles of NDT facilitation to impact alignment, base of support and weight shift
- Discuss differences between typical and atypical development
- Discuss the relationship of the ICF model to the Contemporary NDTA ® Practice Model
- Identify unique treatment strategies for trunk, upper extremity and lower extremity for the child with neuromotor impairments
This course is designed for the physical therapist, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants. This course is attractive to clinicians who seek a better understanding of the NDT Practice Model and the use of handling and facilitation to enhance function. Course content will focus on concepts of theory, assessment, and treatment of the child with cerebral palsy and disorders of the neuromotor system.
Portions of this course will include participant movement on the floor. A jointed rag doll is required for portions of the course to enable practice of handling strategies.
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.
After taking the pediatric NDT course, I immediately saw results with my patients through the handling techniques I was taught. I am a better occupational therapist because of this course! -Sam T., OTR
There were so many "pearls" from this course! The handling techniques in combination with the theoretical knowledge has been extremely helpful in my practice. I also appreciated the review of goal setting, and the influence of participation in goal setting. -Janna M., PT
1900 Aldergate Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
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