Using NDT in Telehealth, Upper Extremity Impairments

Presented by Katy Kerris on April 27th, 2020

Description: We may not be able to be hands on with our patients at this time, but we can still use our knowledge of their impairments to select the best telehealth options for treatment.

Triad Handout

 

Using NDT in Telehealth, Participation and Function

Presented by Katy Kerris on April 29th, 2020

Description: We may not be able to be hands on with our patients at this time, but we can use our knowledge of functional treatments and home assessment to help meet the needs of our patients from the participation standpoint. 

Upper Extremity Treatment Continuum Handout

 

Using What's Available - Home Activities for the Child with Low Incidence Impairment

Presented by Jacqueline Grimenstein on May 5th, 2020

Description: Treating the child with significant impairments and finding home activities presents challenges under the best of circumstances. Families generally rely on school programming to support the child's care. Outpatient and school-based therapy helps with skill development. With everyone staying home the family is now full time caregiver, therapist and teacher. Not having access to the equipment that is available in schools and during OP therapy leave therapists with the challenge of helping the family find the best ways to keep their child moving. 

 

Using an ICF Format in Assessment to Treatment Planning for Pediatrics

Presented by Suzanne Davis Bombria on May 7th, 2020

Description: Therapists often ask where do I start, what are the priorities in treatment, and how can I be more effective?  Contemporary NDT follows the ICF model to guide therapists from an individualized assessment to prioritized impairments to treatment planning.  Join this webinar to go through this foundational, systematic analysis resulting in dynamic treatment toward child and family goals.

ICF Assessment & Treatment Handout

ICF Assessment & Treatment Presentation

 

Treatment Strategies for UE and LE Integration in Function

Presented by Jodi Ann Renard on May 11th, 2020

Description: With the use of patient video, this webinar will present treatment principles and strategies of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Contemporary Practice Model Approach as currently applied to adults with hemiplegia resulting from stroke. There will be an emphasis on functional movement analysis and the application of tactile feedback to enhance effective movement strategies for successful completion of meaningful, functional tasks. This webinar will emphasize a problem solving approach to integrated patient assessment and treatment based on an understanding of functional limitations, system impairments and based on an understanding of functional limitations, system impairments and motor dysfunction.  

Treatment Strategies for UE and LE Integration in Function Presentation

 

Managing the “Pusher”

Presented by Karen Guha on May 14th, 2020

Description: This webinar will provide an opportunity for health care professions to gain insight into managing the individual with contraversive pushing tendencies (“Pusher Syndrome”). The individual who suffers from a stroke and has “pushing” tendencies presents with unique impairments that challenge health care professionals. This webinar will present the current theoretical evidence and discuss how as NDT therapists we effectively assess and treat these individuals.  Various treatment ideas will be presented to help guide therapists in making impactful clinical decisions and in enhancing functional outcomes when working with the individual who “pushes”.

Pusher Handout

 

Identifying the ‘what’ (impairments) to structure the ‘how’ (interventions) through skilled clinical observations.

Presented by Cathy Hazzard on May 19th, 2020

Description: This webinar will use short video clips of clients (post stroke) to provide a platform for participants to fine tune and streamline their observational analysis skills. The case examples will be used to help participants identify the most significant single system clinical impairments interfering with these clients’ function. Discussion will consider all segments of the kinetic chain including the arm-leg connection. We will then move to a discussion of possible intervention strategies that would address these impairments in a challenging sequence that considers the environment, tasks (or sub-tasks) and handling options that might be considered. The webinar will attempt to use a presentational format with an interactive Q & A component via the chat feature.  

 

Trauma Informed Practice 

Presented by Kimberly Barthel on May 21st, 2020

Description: In these turbulent times, we are living trauma-informed practice in real time. This session is being offered as an introductory support to therapists working with children and families who experience stress from developmental trauma, experiential trauma and collective trauma. Enhance your attunement and co-regulation abilities as an adjunct to your handling and movement skills, both in person and when coaching others virtually. 

Trauma Informed Practice Handout

 

NDT & Interprofessional Collaboration (Part I): Transference & Timing

Presented by Teresa Siebold on May 28th, 2020

Description: In neurorehabilitation, crucial concepts have been recognized and studied to promote recovery of function. The ICF is a valuable tool in guiding clinicians to treat the whole client, rather than just their impairments. However, clinicians often feel siloed with discipline-specific issues and goals. In the recipe for neuroplasticity, significant ingredients are gaining new insights and research into promoting efficiency within a rehabilitation team, and optimizing patient recovery. These include: Transference – the idea that the acquisition of one skill will enhance that of another; Interference – when dual tasking becomes too much for the client’s system and in fact impedes performance and learning; Collaborative Practice – the sharing of knowledge and skills to influence client care.

In this 1st session of a 2-part webinar, we will:

-         Define and describe Interprofessional Collaboration

-         Discuss the neuroplasticity concept of Transference, and how it may improve client outcomes (Interference to follow in part 2)

-         Use client case examples to integrate these concepts within the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Contemporary Practice Model to optimize recovery of function


Upcoming Complimenatry Webinars

Moving from HERE to THERE: Understanding and Addressing Issues Related to Transitional Movements

Presented by Monica Diamond on June 3rd, 2020

9am PDT/11am CST/12pm EST

Description: The ability to move, control our body posture, and change positions allows us to actively participate in life. During this webinar, participants will explore normal transitional movements as well as issues related to movements performed or attempted by our patients. This process seems effortless and is the focus of exercise classes, such as yoga. Why are transitions so difficult for our patients? Sign up for this webinar as we explore concepts related to transitional movements – requirements, challenges, problem solving, and treatment.

Videos of patients will help to demonstrate the concepts presented.

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NDT & Interprofessional Collaboration (Part II): Interference Concepts

Presented by Teresa Siebold on June 4th, 2020

11am PDT/1pm CST/2pm EST

Description: In neurorehabilitation, crucial concepts have been recognized and studied to promote recovery of function. The ICF is a valuable tool in guiding clinicians to treat the whole client, rather than just their impairments. However, clinicians often feel siloed with discipline-specific issues and goals. In the recipe for neuroplasticity, significant ingredients are gaining new insights and research into promoting efficiency within a rehabilitation team, and optimizing patient recovery. These include: Transference – the idea that the acquisition of one skill will enhance that of another; Interference – when dual tasking becomes too much for the client’s system and in fact impedes performance and learning; Collaborative Practice – the sharing of knowledge and skills to influence client care.

In this 2nd session of a 2-part webinar, we will:

-         Review the importance of Interprofessional Collaboration

-         Discuss the neuroplasticity concept of Interference, and how it may impede rehabilitation (Transference was in part 1)

-         Use client case examples to integrate these concepts within the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Contemporary Practice Model to optimize recovery of function

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NDT via Telehealth? Are kids surviving or thriving?

Presented by Judith Bierman on June 10th, 2020

5pm PDT/7pm CST/8pm EST

Description: At first glance the idea of providing NDT for children with cerebral palsy or complex developmental disabilities sounded like a concept filled with inherent pitfalls, barriers and hindrances. Many of us entered this experiment with skepticism at best. This session will explore what we have learned both positive and negative. Are there things we can learn from this forced time of social distancing that we who practice handling as a key component of our NDT practice can apply going forward? Can we possibly enhance parts of our practice by improving how we teach the parents or caregivers in home programs, of increasing our awareness of the home environment and of all the people who may be resources for providing home activities? When did telehealth and NDT work and when was it not successful for the child, the family or the therapist? Based on this experience can we use our NDT problem solving skills to develop a better NDT Plan of Care and intervention moving ahead?

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**Please Note: The above webinars are informational only. They do not award CE credits, nor will you receive a certificate for watching or participating. If you wish to learn more about how to earn CE credits for recertification please Click Here.

NDTA™ Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association 

1540 S. Coast Highway, Ste 204
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 

Phone: 800-869-9295 Fax: 949-376-3456