Two Days of Baby Treatment
An Introductory/Intermediate Course for Pediatric Therapists
This course provides an introduction to Assessment and Treatment of babies using a current NDT approach. Typical and atypical development from a sensory motor perspective, baby assessment and how to therapeutically handle babies is covered and practiced. This is a great course for the pediatric therapist who sees babies and needs to know how to apply handling techniques to little bodies. You must bring a 18-24 inch jointed doll for use during lab. Presentation will be via lecture/PPP, video clips and demos.
This course is appropriate for all disciplines.
This course will focus on the baby 0-12 months. It will cover more detailed development of motor synergies and how this allows the infant to function in their world. You will also need a doll to facilitate and will practice on each other in LABs. There will be a demo of baby treatment daily. You should be currently treating babies and an introductory course in NDT would be helpful but not necessary.
Early Intervention Credits, IPTA and ILOTA credits and ASHA credit will be provided.
Tuition: This course will be offered through ndta.org
Suggested Audience: PTs and OTs and STs
The participant will:
- Have a basic understanding of the history of baby treatment and why baby treatment is different from treatment of older children.
- Understand how to assess a baby’s sensory motor impairments.
- Understand how to write functional goals for baby treatment.
- Apply treatment techniques to encourage movement and sensory motor development
- Understand basic typical and atypical development.
- Develop a treatment plan for a baby with CNS impairments
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.
History of Baby Treatment and NDT
Why is Baby Treatment Different?
Assessment/Treatment Overview via NDT Theory and Philosophy
Tools of the Trade-Your Hands and the Dance
In the Beginning-Newborn-2 months
What should happen and what goes wrong. What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls
3-4 Months. What should happen and what goes wrong. What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls
Demo of baby treatment
6-9 Months. What should happen and what goes wrong. What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls
Adjuncts to introduce-SPIO, TOGs, and Helmets
Torticollis-how to address, position and treat
10-12 Months. What should happen and what goes wrong. What you should work on-LAB with each other and doll.
Use of orthotics and shoes for standing
Review the Sequence/DEMO with instructors
Demo of baby treatment