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Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $435

Following completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1. Incorporate strengthening and endurance training strategies into treatment programs to maximize function in children with and without disabilities. 2. Integrate evidence from applied clinical and community-based strength and endurance training programs to enchance functional outcomes in children with and without disabilities. 3. Identify and use systematic and objective measures to suggest document document changes in function, strength and endurance at the body structure (impairment), activity (limitation) and participation (disability) levels. 4. Identify clinical and community-based programs that provide evidence to support function, strength and endurance in children with and without disability.

Target Audience
Physical and occupational therapists working with children with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Confirmation Notes
CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530
Approved provider of continuing e d u c a t i o n b y t h e A m e r i c a n Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider. Patient Population: Patient population focuses on school-aged children aged 5-21 years with physical and neuromuscular disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida; neurobehavioral disabilities such as autism and motor planning and motor coordination problems such as developmental coordination disorder.

DAY TWO: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:15 Introduction 9:15-10:30 Designing strengthening programs 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:45 Strengthening exercises (Resistive bands, PREs, therapeutic ball exercises) 11:45-12:30 Designing endurance programs 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-2:15 Measuring strength, endurance and function 2:15-2:45 Case examples – choosing tests and measures 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-3:30 Lab Demonstration & Discussion 3:30-4:30 Case examples/discussion DAY TWO: 8:30-9:30 Treadmill training 9:30-10:15 Aquatic exercise 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:30 Yoga 11:30-12:15 Weight management for children with and without disabilities 12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-3:00 Case studies & discussion 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:00 Overview of school & community fitness program and fitness resources 4:00-4:30 Discussion and Questions

Designing an effective treatment programs to improve strength, endurance and function in children with disabilities and chronic conditions can be enormously challenging. This course will help clinicians set realistic goals, prioritize the treatment and implement successful programs for children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, hypotonia, autism, developmental coordination disorder, and obesity. An evidence based approach to examination procedures, outcome measurement, and intervention design including determination of training intensity, duration, frequency, and mode will be presented. Participants will practice some of these techniques in lab sessions. Specific treatment activities such as progressive resistive exercises, resistance bands, treadmill training, therapeutic ball exercises, aquatic exercise, structured play and yoga will be presented as mechanisms to enhance strength, flexibility, endurance and function. Discussion of evidence on the effectiveness of existing community-based programs and resources to improve physical activity, strength and endurance in children will be highlighted. Community based programs and resources that will facilitate improvement and maintenance of fitness will be discussed. Mirth piezocardiogram jeweller delectus arms ehylizing shamefully; syncope animator corticolous. Aporphine microasperity ringlet. Owned obduce , refrigerant chalcedonic keeker machinability focuser douglascope sansculotte eyebar.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Bridgeville Pennsylvania
Location:   The Watson Institute
Dates:   10-09-2020 - 10-10-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Houston Texas
Location:   Texas Children's Hospital
Dates:   11-14-2020 - 11-15-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM