Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete 2 sessions for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs)
August 8 and 9, 2024
8:40 am EST • 7:40 am CST • 6:40 am MST • 5:40 am PST (US)
Registration includes access to 2 sessions and handouts. Please download above Brochure for full schedule.
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Children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders seeking improved outcomes rely on providers with accurate assessment skills, sound clinical decision-making and precisely designed interventions. Through instruction, demonstration and hands-on lab work, participants will be able to select intervention strategies, including handling techniques, that facilitate children’s participation in meaningful daily activities. The Neuro-Developmental Treatment Practice Model will serve as the framework for evaluation and clinical decision making to guide precise treatments for feeding, communication, mobility, ADLs and motor outcomes. As participants complete task analyses of video scenarios, they will be able to design interventions that are functional and goal-directed for the child. During lab work, participants will develop and improve clinical handling skills that impact posture, alignment and movement. Subsequent changes in oral, pharyngeal and respiratory function, along with changes in movement lead to improved participation and functional outcomes for the child. Participants will be able to implement newly learned skills the next day!
- Apply basic NDT facilitation/handling techniques to impact function and participation in children.
- Demonstrate the NDT concepts of facilitation/handling and key points of control as it relates to feeding, communication, ADLs, gross and fine motor skills.
- Apply the ICF model when assessing a video patient/ treatment demonstration.
- Select a handling technique to address decreased sustaining postural muscle activation.
- Choose an evidence informed intervention strategy to address poor head control.
- Determine a handling techniques to address poor bed mobility.
- Modify a treatment plan to address increased tone in a child with cerebral palsy.
- Select an appropriate assessment tool to evaluate a child’s ability to participate in functional activities.
This beginner-level course is designed for OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs and SLPs with no background knowledge of NDT.
Bethanne N. Mazurczak MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT has been a practicing clinician since 1990, specializing in the pediatric rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents. Bethanne has a wide range of experience in working with children of all ages with neurological and developmental disabilities. She is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, SOS Feeding and is currently completing the process as an NDT Candidate Instructor for the NDTA. Bethanne continues to serve the pediatric population with oral- motor/feeding and swallowing as well as communication disorders through her practice as a Speech Pathologist and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She has presented at the local, national and international level on various topics.
Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MS, C/NDT is an independent, pediatric therapy provider, licensed Physiotherapist in Australia, and licensed Physical Therapist in the United States of America. She specializes in evidenced based, pediatric rehabilitation, serving babies, children and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities, and their families. Leslie is a certified Pediatric NDTATM (USA) Instructor, certified in NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDTATM (USA), and a certified clinical instructor by the APTA (USA). She has been teaching both internationally and nationally since 2007. Leslie is committed both to supporting therapists in their clinical development and assisting families and children in their journey to independence.
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This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) Beginner Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is pending AOTA approval for 15 contact hours 1.5 CEUs ( Beginner 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 15 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 18 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Beginner level) 1.5 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
ASHA credits are accepted by the TX Department of License and Renewal.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 18 continuing education contact hours.
Application has been made to the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
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.
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.
This course meets the criteria for 15 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification.
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