The ability to move safely in a coordinated manner requires upright postural control and an accurate understanding of the relationship between self and the environment. This is developed though movement experiences, both successful and erroneous. Children with hypotonia experience changes in body structure, function and postural orientation. Movement experiences will thus alter, and the coordination between the sensory and motor systems become challenged. In this webinar, practical intervention strategies will shared. The format will be lecture, video patient demonstrations for treatment strategies, and problem solving via break out rooms. The emphasis will be placed on practical applications that participants will be able to bring to their practice.
Leslie Paparsenos, PT, MS, C/NDT is an independent, pediatric therapy provider, licensed Physiotherapist in Australia, and licensed Physical Therapist in the United State of America. She specializes in evidenced based, pediatric rehabilitation, serving babies, children and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities, and their families. Leslie is a certified Pediatric NDTATM (USA) Instructor, certified in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDTATM (USA)), and a certified clinical instructor by the APTA (USA). She has been teaching both internationally and nationally since 2007. Leslie is committed both to supporting therapists in their clinical development and assisting families and children in their journey to independence. The instructor(s) received an honorarium for teaching and does not have any financial and non-financial relationships to disclose.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Summarize the NDTA Contemporary Practice Model as it relates to identifying priority impairments and linking specific treatment strategies for identified impairments
2. Analyze the coordination between sensation and movement, and provide examples of treatment activities to promote this connection
3. Interpret current research and trends in neuroplasticity, movement sciences, and perceptual awareness.
4. Identify contemporary NDT treatment concepts and specific treatment techniques in order to improve functional independence and participation in age appropriate occupation, such as play.
5. Connect the importance of handling skills in combination with problem solving throughout intervention sessions
Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.
45 minutes: Posture, movement, and perception - understanding the relationship between self and the environment
60 minutes: Impairment identification, treatment strategies and problem solving through video analysis.
15 minutes: Questions, summary and wrap up discussions
Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score