Session Title: Pediatrics: Sitting to Standing, Where to begin?
Target Audience: Suppliers (ATPs, RTS's), Clinicians (OTs, PTs, COTAs, PTAs,), Reimbursement personnel
CEUs Offered: .7 RESNA CEUs, .7 AOTA CEUs*, 9.6NYPTA CEUs
*Available to attendees who actively participate in workshop in its entirety and complete course evaluation
Course Description: Join us for a day of fun and interaction and come prepared to discuss strategies for providing positioning, seating, mobility and standing solutions for children. Topics covered to provoke critical thinking will include: the pediatric assessment team and process; the differences between the pediatric pelvis and adult pelvis; the benefits of early intervention from a positioning, standing and wheeled mobility perspective; considerations for growth and development as well as the management of tone. Time will be spent reviewing commons symptoms that we all see in the seated child, which will lead to an interactive discussion on whether we address the symptoms with band aids or do we feel confident that we are understanding the actual cause of the problem and therefore prescribing solutions. A child with seating/mobility needs from the local area will join us during this program if at all possible. The attendees will participate in a hands-on evaluation, translating assessment findings to product features as well as discuss the key components of what a letter of medical necessity for the prescribed/recommended equipment might need to include. Utilizing a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on exercises, the attendees will understand evaluation strategies, clinical applications and documentation requirements for their pediatric clients. Each person will leave with immediately applicable idea.
Ottobock uses innovative technology, superior service, and world-class education to help people with physical mobility challenges. Established in 1919 in Germany, Ottobock opened its doors in the U.S. in 1958 and in Canada in 1978. Currently in its third generation as a privately held company, Ottobock offers products and services to help people increase and retain their physical independence.