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Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   22
Registration Fee:   $625

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize and mediate adverse influences of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, and other body systems (respiratory, visual, sensory, GI, etc) on the development of ambulation in infants and toddlers. 2. Develop and use pre-ambulation interventions to build the capacity for ambulation from early infancy. 3. Develop and execute effective, evidence based intervention programs to improve ambulation by selecting from a wide variety of approaches and supports including handling, treadmill, taping, and garments. 4. Adjust intervention strategies to improve effectiveness of ambulation interventions by meeting the special needs of infants and toddlers with diagnoses of CP, developmental delay, prematurity, and Down Syndrome. 5. Use principles of "benefit versus cost" as well as current evidence in selecting and progressing orthotics, temporary foot supports, and equipment to enhance functional early ambulation and preserve the quality of later ambulation.

How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre- and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will examine typical and atypical preparation for and development of ambulation in the infant and toddler. The impact of biomechanics, the neuromuscular system, the sensory system, orthotics, tone management, and assistive equipment will be integrated as participants learn to build intervention strategies to address ambulation early and effectively in infants and toddlers with diagnoses such as CP, developmental delay, prematurity, and Down Syndrome. Course material will be presented using lecture, videos, lab and group problem solving.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Minneapolis Minnesota
Location:   Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Dates:   10-02-2020 - 10-04-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM