for children with sensory motor motor impairments and quadriplegic cerebral palsy
This course provides an introduction to assessment and treatment using a current NDT approach. Assessment, task analysis, treatment planning, and treatment skills will be covered. This course is especially helpful to the therapist working with young children who have limited skills who require hands on to learn new tasks. Impairments of the trunk and ribcage, upper extremity and lower extremity will be addressed through didactic information, video clips and LAB. There will also be a practicum or demo each day so the participants can experience a new treatment sequence.
This course is appropriate for pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapists new to the field, changing their emphasis to pediatrics and therapists who want to improve their handling skills for improving their client’s function.
Suggested Audience: PTs, OTs and SLPs
Course Objectives: Please click “register for course” for updated brochure!
The participant will:
Understand the basis of NDT and its application to assessment andtreatment planning.
Understand how the enablement model of assessment can be applied to treatment planning for children with sensory motor impairments.
Be able to assess impairments from a musculoskeletal perspective.
Develop treatment plans with focus on specific impairments andfunctions.
Understand the development of various types of shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle impairments and how they interfere with function.
Demonstrate handling techniques/facilitation as it aides functional tasks.
Be exposed to the possibilities of therapeutic adjuncts to enhance function.
KACY HERTZ, PT
Kacy is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment Coordinator Instructor and has organized and taught NDT oriented courses for over 30 years. She is a active clinician and owner of City Kids, Inc., maintaining current knowledge in taping, casting, baby treatment and lower extremity biomechanics.
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Review of terminology/NDT
Enablement model of assessment/Task Analysis
The trunk/anatomy/handling and exercise
Discussion and Adjourn
Assessing the Upper Extremity Anatomy and Function
LAB-Facilitating UE function
Assessment of Lower Extremity Anatomy and Function
LAB-Facilitation LE Function
Discussion and Adjourn