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Contemporary Thoughts on Treating the Child with Hypotonia

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   13
Registration Fee:   $435

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the common impairments seen in children with hypotonia.
Analyze movement patterns of the hypotonic child.
Practice a variety of facilitation techniques for improving alignment, base of support and control of weight shift
Utilize treatment strategies practiced in lab to improve alignment and control for the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder, and upper extremity.
Identify the role SMART goals in treatment planning for the child with hypotonia.

Target Audience
OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, working with children with hypotonia, infancy through adolescence

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
In MA, CT, RI and NH this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy.
The PA State Board of Physical Therapy accepts other state board's approvals.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 contact hour.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs.
13 hours of this course qualify toward the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.

Schedule – Day 1
8:30-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00-10:00 Motor Control in the Child with Hypotonia 10:00-11:00 Assessment with the NDT Practice Model 11:00-12:00 Video Assessment 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:00 Significance of the Trunk o Relationship with functional movement: o Upright sitting, transitional movements, functional reach and arm use, lower extremity movements and gait in the hypotonic child. 2:00-3:30 LAB: Strategies for the Trunk o Key points of control to facilitate postural control o Carryover into functional tasks 3:30-5:00 Bracing and Therapy Adjuncts

Schedule – Day 2
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30-10:00 Hypotonia: Critical Impairments 10:00-12:00 LAB: Strategies for the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity o Key points of control to facilitate weight bearing for transitions & o Upper extremity movements for carryover into functional tasks 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:30 LAB: Strategies for the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Extremity o Key points of control to facilitate weight bearing for o standing and gait or lower extremity movements o Carryover into functional tasks 2:30-3:30 Treatment Planning and Goal Writing (home, clinic and school) 3:30-4:30 Treatment Case Study *Each day will include two 15-minute breaks

This two-day workshop focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia, concentrating on interventions to improve control and alignment of the trunk, pelvis, lower extremity, shoulder girdle, and upper extremity. Specific strategies to improve motor control in this population will be presented. Treatment strategies based on the common impairments of the sensorimotor system in this population will be demonstrated using videotapes, case studies and practice labs. Participants will practice strategies to improve functional motor performance of the child with hypotonia. This course applies to pediatric OT/OTAs and PT/PTAs working in school-based practice, outpatient clinics, hospital-based settings and will address children with Down’s syndrome, ASD, CP, genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, etc.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Naperville Illinois
Location:   BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
Dates:   10-23-2020 - 10-24-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Bridgeville Pennsylvania
Location:   The Watson Institute
Dates:   11-21-2020 - 11-22-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   New Brunswick New Jersey
Location:   Children's Specialized Hospital
Dates:   12-04-2020 - 12-05-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM