continuing education, physical therapy, occupational therapy -

Printer Friendly Copy

Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Learning, Motor Control and Strength - A lab course

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $435

Upon completion of course, participants will be able to:
1. Generate functional and measurable outcomes in a top-down intervention approach, in consideration of the contextual factors of the ICF.
2. Integrate evidence based outcome tools throughout assessment and treatment to guide intervention and document progress and outcomes for function, participation and age appropriate activities.
3. Analyze the effect of strength on motor function and motor control using evidence-based assessment tools.
4. Identify evidence based strengthening intervention programs integrating motor learning neuroplasticity, and motor control approaches.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs on the activity and participation of children with disabilities.

Target Audience
This intermediate level course is designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's). Application has been made to the NJ, MD and LA Boards of Physical Therapy Examiners . Approved by the PA Board of Physical Therapy. In DC, DE and VA the Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other Board's approvals. In MA this workshop meets the accepted standards for continuing competence activities.
NY - Approved provider by the NY Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider-14 PDU's Please contact us with any specials needs requests
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:45 Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Muscle Structure and Function in Typical Development 9:45-10:00 The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)as framework for outcome development, examination, and intervention 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:30 Motor Control, Motor Leaning, and Muscle Structure and Function in Atypical Development Diagnoses Investigated: Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Down Syndrome, Autism, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Idiopathic Toe Walking 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-2:00 Outcome Development 2:00-3:00 Examination: Psychometrics and Clinimetrics of Reliable and Valid Tools for Assessing Skill Level and Outcome Measurement 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-3:30 Case Study: Outcome Development and Selected Examination Tools for Child with Cerebral Palsy 3:30-4:30 Lab Session: For given child, develop outcomes for all levels of the ICF and select examination tools as appropriate 4:30-5:00 Share and discuss with group
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:00 Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning Considerations in Intervention Development; Supportive Case Study 9:00-10:00 Theories of Intervention and Research Supporting or Refuting Them 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:15 Diagnosis Specific Intervention Strategies and Supportive Research 12:15-1:25 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-1:45 Outcome Measurement: Supportive Case Study 1:45-2:45 Lab Session: For given child you 'examined' yesterday, develop evidence-based intervention program and outcome measurement plan 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:00 Share and discuss Treatment and Outcome Measurement Plans with group

This intermediate level lecture and lab course will explore how characteristics of cerebral palsy, autism, and other neuromotor diagnoses influence motor control, motor learning, strength, and function for children from birth to teens. Evidence-based examination and intervention strategies will be presented to promote motor learning and achievement of personal, functional outcomes in light of a child's specific diagnosis. Using the ICF as a framework for practice, case studies and lab sessions will provide attendees opportunities to integrate the information provided with clinical judgement to develop outcomes, examination plans, and intervention activities for a given child. Therapists will learn to apply valid and reliable tools to measure responses to intervention over time in order to set treatment priorities, document progress and modify intervention.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Framingham Massachusetts
Location:   MetroWest Medical Center
Dates:   03-16-2018 - 03-17-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Washington D.C.
Location:   Georgetown University Hospital
Dates:   05-19-2018 - 05-20-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   New Brunswick New Jersey
Location:   St. Peters University Hospital
Dates:   09-29-2018 - 09-30-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Lafayette Louisiana
Location:   Women's & Children's Hospital
Dates:   11-02-2018 - 11-03-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM