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The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications

Education Resources, Inc.

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

1. Understand impact of poor reflex integration and asses reflex maturation in the pediatric population.
2. Describe the functions of the cerebellum and basal ganglia and their importance in learning development, and dysfunction.
3. Discuss the importance of the vestibular-visual systems and their involvement in dysfunction in the pediatric population.
4. Utilize current research to enhance practice.
5. Integrate the concepts discussed and apply them to client treatment.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 15 contact hours (1.5) CEU's).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
NBCOT professional development provider-18.75 PDU's.
This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Day One: 7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:00 Course Overview and Introductions Understanding the Nervous System I: Growth and Development of the Nervous System Reflexes: Integration, Maturation, and Assessment 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-11:15 Understanding the Nervous System II: Lobe Functions and Neural Networks 11:15-12:15 The Interconnected Brain I: Function and dysfunction of the cerebel lum and the limbic system 12:15-1:15 Lunch (on own) 1:15-2:00 The Interconnected Brain II: Function and dysfunction of the basal ganglia 2:00-3:00 Learning and Memory Explicit and Implicit Memory 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-5:30 When Systems Fail: Review of latest research focusing on brain dysfunction in Autism, ADHD, LD, CP, and TBI Summary, Review, and Wrap-Up
Day Two:
7:30-7:45 Continental Breakfast 7:45-8:30 Introduction of the Sensory Systems 8:30-10:00 The Vestibular System Neuronal Pathways, vestibular-ocular reflex, and relevance to movement and the visual system Evaluation of the vestibular system 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:00 The Dynamic Visual System: Neuronal Pathways of the visual system The Central and Ambient Systems 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on own) 1:00-2:00 The Dynamic Visual System – continued The Six Eye Movement Systems Evaluation of the visual system 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:15 Practical Treatment Strategies Case Studies

This course will provide physical and occupational therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning. The instructor will use innovative and multi-sensory approaches to help participants relate the information to their everyday practice. The first day of the course will focus on the functional aspects of neuroanatomy. The second day will focus on the sensory systems with a heavy focus on the visual system. The visual system is often overlooked by both occupational and physical therapists and the instructor strives to provide therapists with a new perspective to demonstrate the importance of incorporating visual dysfunction in treatment. The visual system has an enormous impact on the precise functioning of the vestibular system and dysfunction can result in poor performance in a variety of areas. Participants will review real life cases through video to enhance understanding of the material. At the end of this two-day course, therapists will have a proficient functional knowledge of neuroanatomy and the visualvestibular systems in the dysfunctional pediatric population, and immediately utilize this knowledge to augment their current practice

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   New Brunswick New Jersey
Location:   Children's Specialized Hospital
Dates:   01-19-2018 - 01-20-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Springfield Virginia
Location:   Exceptional Children's Center
Dates:   03-16-2018 - 03-17-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Houston Texas
Location:   Texas Children's Hospital
Dates:   04-21-2018 - 04-22-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM