This 2 or 3 day
beginner level course will focus on introducing pediatric PTs, OTs, and SLPs to
NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) handling techniques for the pediatric client
with neuromotor challenges. Information presented will address current NDT
principles including beginning assessment/evaluation and problem-solving
handling techniques. Participants will
be assisted to improve their observational skills and direct handling skills
while problem solving using NDT techniques to improve function for their
lecture and hands-on labs will be presented throughout this course. Therefore, it is recommended that
participants bring comfortable clothing for treatment labs. In addition to didactic information, direct
handling with lab partners using problem-solving will enhance learning. Discussion will be included addressing current
trends in pediatrics.
Equipment: It is recommended for each participant to bring a
doll 18-24 inches long with movement available at shoulders and hips. These dolls will be utilized during labs in
addition to lab partners in order to practice techniques. Dolls are also helpful for home programming
and parent training.