Handling Intensive

for children with sensory motor impairments via NDT

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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:

The participant will:

  1. Understand the basis of NDT and its application to assessment andtreatment planning.
  2. Understand how the enablement model of assessment can be applied to treatment planning for children with sensory motor impairments.
  3. Be able to assess impairments from a musculoskeletal perspective.
  4. Develop treatment plans with focus on specific impairments andfunctions.
  5. Understand the development of various types of shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle impairments and how they interfere with function.
  6. Demonstrate handling techniques/facilitation as it aides functional tasks.
  7. Be exposed to the possibilities of therapeutic adjuncts to enhance function.

 

Your Instructor:

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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.

Course Schedule:

Day One

8:30–9:00

9:00-10:30

10:30-12:00

12:00-1:00               

1:00-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-5:00

5:00-5:30  

Registration

Review of terminology/NDT

Enablement model of assessment/Task Analysis

Lunch

The trunk/anatomy/handling and exercise

LAB

Demo

Discussion and Adjourn

Day Two

9:00-10:30

10:30-12:00

12:00-1:00

1:00-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-5:00

5:00-5:30

Assessing the Upper Extremity Anatomy and Function

LAB-Facilitating UE function

Lunch

Assessment of Lower Extremity Anatomy and Function

LAB-Facilitation LE Function

Demo

Discussion and Adjourn