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Plagiocephaly: Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Toddlers-LIVE WEBINAR-One Session

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   4
Registration Fee:   $89.00

Objectives As a result of this course, participants will be able to: Appraise available research and solutions to manage the impact on head shape that may be present with a diagnosis of plagiocephaly, including helmet criteria Identify the possibility that plagiocephaly/brachycephaly is preventable or can be less impactful to the child and family with early parent education and early referral Explore facilitators and barriers to helmet treatment.

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Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 4 contact hours (.4) CEUs, Intermediate Level. Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 4.5 continuing education contact hours. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 4.5 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 4.8 contact hours (.48 CEUs). Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA. Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 4 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. Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 4.5 hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners. NBCOT professional development provider – 4 PDUs. 4 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.


Learning opportunities for therapists and medical professionals involved in pediatrics will transpire through lecture, case reports, group problem solving, video review. The extensive use of pictures and videos throughout the two hours will allow participates to problem solve head shape providing functional ways to evaluate and treat. The presentation will provide evidence-based clinical pathways for management of infant head shape. Differential diagnosis that may lead to head shape differences will be explored. Discussion will concentrate on progressive, effective evaluation and treatment schemes for infants with a diagnosis of plagiocephaly, including challenging cases. Current research and recommendations pertaining to the implications of plagiocephaly and increased use of positional devices will be discussed and incorporated. Red flags for related early infancy and preschool consequences will be appraised. Emphasis on home exercise programs, effective strategies, and long term follow-up to team with parents will be explored.

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