Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: Who, What, How and When
Dates: December 2-3, 2016
Instructor: Rose Marie Rine, PT, PhD
Who Should Attend:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants
This course will prepare participants to screen for vestibular system deficits and alter standard of care, thus improving clinical services to infants, children and adolescents. It will provide an overview of the basis of and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation for children. Didactic content includes an overview of the anatomy, physiology and development of the Vestibular System, the epidemiology of vestibular dysfunction in children, diagnostic and clinical testing of vestibular function and evidence based examination and evaluation of, and intervention for, vestibular related impairments in children. Demonstration and training of examination techniques and intervention are included. Case reviews and discussion are used to facilitate application of presented materials.
Course Level: Intermediate
Method of Instruction:
Lecture; Laboratory-Practicum Training
CEUs/State Approvals: 12 hours/1.2 CEUs
Applications have been submitted to the following state boards:
Maryland - Approved by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 12.0 Hours. Approval #:2016:098
Delaware - Approved by the State of Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 12.0 Hours. Approval #:200793628
Maryland - Approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 12.0 Hours
Pennsylvania - Pending approval
New Jersey - Approved by the New Jersey State Board of PT Examiners for 12.0 Hours; Approval #NJBPTE2016-1101
West Virginia - Approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 12.0 Hours. Approval #:CRES-F16-10
The Pennsylvania OT Board, Virginia PT and OT Board, and the Delaware PT Board accept board approval from any other state.
Care Resources (Epic Developmental Services) is an Approved Provider for the New York PT Board.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
o Identify the anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying impairments related to vestibular dysfunction in children.
o Identify and select appropriate clinical tests of vestibular function for children.
o Based on examination results, correctly identify vestibular function status (central and peripheral)
o Identify diagnoses commonly known to affect vestibular function in children
o Identify and select appropriate intervention for vision and balance impairments related to specific identified vestibular dysfunction in children.
o Demonstrate ability to complete differential diagnosis of vestibulo-ocular and vestibulospinal function in infants, children and adolescents.
7:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00am Anatomy, physiology & framework for evaluation and treatment of postural control impairments.
9:30am Incidence and typical pediatric diagnoses involving vestibular dysfunction
10:30am Diagnostic and clinical testing of the vestibular canal system
12:45pm Practicum/lab demo: Clinical tests of the oculomotor and VOR function
1:45pm Diagnostic and clinical testing of the vestibular otolith system
3:00pm Practicum: clinical testing of otolith function
4:00pm Case presentations and Discussion
7:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00am BPPV – Incidence in Pediatrics, Mechanisms, Examination, Treatment
9:00am Demonstration: Exam and Rx for BPPV
9:30am Rationale, evidence supporting and selection of intervention for vestibular related impairments
10:45am Practicum: intervention for vision and balance impairments
11:45am Case presentation and discussion, questions
About the Instructor:
Rose Marie Rine, P.T., Ph.D., is a licensed physical therapist. She has numerous publications on balance development, the role of vestibular function in development, testing of vestibular function in children, and the efficacy of intervention for vestibular related impairments in children. She received her entry level degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut and the doctoral degree from Northeastern University in experimental psychology/neuroscience. She has presented her work, which has been funded by NIH, the Foundation for Physical Therapy and the Section on Pediatrics of the APTA, at national and international meetings. She currently serves as a consultant, Sensory Domain team leader and serves on the Scientific Coordinating Committee for Health Measurement for the NIH National Children’s Study. She has been on faculty at the University of Miami, Northeastern University, Marshall University and the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Rine is sole proprietor of Specialty Therapy Source, LLC.
What to Bring/Wear: Participants should wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in.
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided; lunch is on your own.
Location/Parking Information: Care Resources Conference Center; Free parking in the back of the building. Enter through the Conference Center doors. Call 410.583.1515 for last minute directions.
Please check with Epic Developmental Services before making airline reservations. Epic Developmental Services cannot be responsible for non-course fee charges incurred by participants due to course cancellation.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204, 410.321.7400
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.
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.
Questions about this course or your registration?
Please call us at 1.888.613.2275 or email us at CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com.
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What is the cancellation policy?
To cancel your registration, please send a written request via email or fax to CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com or 410.583.9670, at least 21 days prior to a one/two-day course and 14 days prior to an hourly course. If you cancel after this date, and prior to the start of the course, you may receive a rain check (less the administrative fee) for a future Epic Developmental Services program. Refunds and rain checks will be issued within 15 business days. No refunds are possible after this time. If you are registered for a course and do not attend, you are still responsible for the course fee and no refunds or credits will be issued. Please review the refund policy below for applicable administrative fees based on course type.
What is the refund policy?
• One-day and Two-day Courses
Tuition, less a $50 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request and must be received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 21 days prior to a course.
• Hourly Courses (less than 7-hours)
Tuition, minus a $20 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request received at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 14 days prior to a course.