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#329 Pediatric NDT Intensive Handling Techniques

 Export to Your Calendar 9/28/2018 to 9/29/2018
When: September 28-29, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
11411 W 183rd St.
Suite B
Orland Park, Illinois  60467
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: Motivations CEU
Contact: Scott Boston
800-791-0262 ext. 1

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#329 Pediatric NDT Intensive Handling Techniques

Course Description: As clinicians treating individuals with central nervous system dysfunction, such as cerebral palsy, congenital hypotonia and other multi-system impairments, we can make advances in our clinical decision making skills by establishing hypotheses regarding the critical impairments that we observe in our assessments and be more precise in our treatment sessions. This 2-day, hands-on lab intensive seminar is designed to further enhance the ability to treat individual’s with CNS dysfunction. We will briefly review the current Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach principles and rationales that support our treatment planning and the strategies used within a treatment session. Development of your handling skills will be emphasized as a way to influence multi-system and single system impairments related to the clients’s functional outcomes. Development of specific handling skills related to in-effective posture and movement behaviors observed in the neurologically challenged client will be the primary focus of this seminar. The focus is on pediatrics however because the labs are practiced with adults the information is applicable to the adult population.

Discussion of therapeutic intervention and the clinical decision-making process will be discussed. A combination of didactic, video examples, laboratory learning experiences and patient demonstration will ensure the integration of NDT as a foundation for intervention.

Speaker: Gail Ritchie, OTR, C/NDT


Course Objectives:

Course participants upon completion will be able to:

  • For a given individual with a neurological impairment, demonstrate the ability to use graded sensory input to influence posture and movement.
  • After identifying the relationship between functional limitations, multi-system impairments, and single system impairments, prioritize 3 essential elements of intervention.
  • For a given neurological impairment, justify a treatment strategy using at least 3 interventions discussed in this course.
  • For a given neurological impairment, demonstrate the ability to use sustained and intermittent touch of varying pressures with movement, joint compression, and traction.
  • Identify at least 3 treatment strategies/techniques that effectively address alignment, base of support, muscle activation and functional outcomes in the client with a neurological impairment.


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Program Content Area: Pediatrics
Course Type: Lecture, lab, Q&A
Instructional Level:
Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs,
CE Contact Hours: 15 CE
Course Approval: IDFPR License #: 216000040

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