Early Intervention: Techniques to Achieve Developmental Progression in Chil...
Early Intervention: Techniques to Achieve Developmental Progression in Children from Birth to Three with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Dates: May 19-20, 2017
Instructor: Chrys Kub, PT
Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.
Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a wide range of motor dysfunctions that affect a child’s ability to move and interact with his environment in a meaningful way. The latest research strongly suggests that early object interaction, sitting, and locomotor behaviors are important vehicles for promoting future cognitive, perceptual-motor, language, and social-emotional development. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders are challenged in accessing these experiences. The role of childhood health and education professionals has become particularly important because of the greater emphasis placed on Early Intervention and being an integral part of the treatment team along with the parent in decision making for therapeutic interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. It is also essential to empower the families with the proper tools to improve overall progression of development for the child.
This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the latest motor learning techniques and evidenced based practices for infants and young children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The decision making and treatment session strategies will enable you to be a proactive clinician, allowing the implementation of a plan of care that can improve functional outcomes. Return to your practice with tools to immediately implement the best interventions, the latest research, and safely challenge this population.
Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Method of Instruction: Lecture, Video, Case Studies, PowerPoint, Group Work, Lab
CEUs/State Approvals: 13.0 hours/1.3 CEUs
Applications have been submitted to the following state boards:
Maryland – Pending Approval
Delaware – Pending Approval
Maryland – Pending Approval
Pennsylvania – Pending Approval
New Jersey – approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; approval #NJBPTE 1701-04
West Virginia – approval #EPIC-F17-02
The Pennsylvania OT Board, Virginia PT and OT Board, and the Delaware PT Board accept board approval from any other state.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn the latest motor learning theories and their application to children from birth to 3 with neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Apply a holistic treatment approach for consideration of the whole child, regardless of profession, discipline or role.
- Demonstrate analytical thinking and reflective judgment through discussions and hands-on labs for collaborative interventions.
- Learn the 5 Components of Coaching and How to incorporate Intentional Modeling into an Early Intervention Session.
- Develop awareness of effectiveness of impairment focused modalities to assist with the treatment of young children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Demonstrate analytical thinking and reflective judgment through discussions and case studies for collaborative interventions.
- Develop comprehensive problem solving strategies as well as team participation skills needed for parent-therapist collaboration
7:30 – 8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 Introduction and Objectives: Definition and discussion of Evidence Based Practice
8:30 - 9:30 Review and Implementation of Current Motor Learning Theories
- Information Processing Perspective
- Dynamic Systems Theory
- Embodied Cognition
- Activity Focused Intervention
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 12:00 Models of Therapy Delivery and How to Incorporate a Holistic Treatment Approach
- New versus Traditional Model
- Plan of Care
- Goal Setting: Long Term, Short Term, “Mini” Goal
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Components of Coaching and How to incorporate Intentional Modeling into an Early Intervention Session
- Definition: What it is and What it isn’t
- Reflection (group activity)
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15- 4:15 Components of Coaching Continued
- Observation with Intentional Modeling
- Action Practice
4:15 - 4:30 Questions
7:30 – 8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00- 9:00 Treatment Interventions for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Traditional
9:00 - 10:00 Treatment Interventions for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Novel
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 NDT and TAMO Handling Theory
10:45 - 11:30 Components of Rolling and Prone with Facilitation Lab
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 Components of Sitting and Facilitation Lab
1:00 - 2:00 Transitions: Prone to sit, Sit to all Fours, Crawling and Facilitation Lab
2:00 - 3:00 Transition to Stand, Standing Balance and Dynamic Movement towards Ambulation
3:00 - 3:15 Wrap up and Questions
About the Instructor:
Chrys Kub, PT, received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1987. She has specialized in working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders for over 25 years in many different pediatric settings including but not limited to inpatient, neurological rehabilitation, Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy Clinics, home health, aquatics, daycare, school based, private practice and Early Intervention. Chrys is trained in NDT Treatment for Children with Cerebral Palsy. She has extensive experience and training in biomechanical assessment and orthotics, therapeutic yoga, myofascial release and kinesiotaping techniques. Chrys has spent most of her career serving as an educator of health professionals in the fields of adaptive fitness, yoga therapy and pediatric treatment approaches throughout the United States and Canada.
What to Bring/Wear: Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or beach towel/blanket for floor work during labs.
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided; lunch is on your own.
Location/Parking Information: Epic Developmental Services Conference Center; Free parking in the back of the building. Enter through the Conference Center doors. Call 410.583.1515 for last minute directions.
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Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
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Just 1.5 miles from the Care Resources Conference Center; across the street from the Towson Town Center with an over-street walkway to the Mall. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $127.00. Click here to reserve a room.
Best Western Plus – Towson Baltimore North Hotel & Suites
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286, 410.823.4410
One block (walking distance) from the Care Resources Conference Center. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $89.00 (if available at time of booking).
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• One-day and Two-day Courses
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