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From Analysis to Action via NDT


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Instructed by Madonna Nash, OTR/L, C/NDT


Assessing and treating functional limitations and impairments are critical in the management of clients with cerebral palsy. The task analysis model is necessary to organize goals of intervention and treatment planning. This systematic approach will allow therapists to define specific areas of assessment and treatment in order to make functional changes during their treatment sessions.


In order to design a treatment plan it is crucial to analyze how a task is accomplished, taking into consideration elements of motor control, cognitive variables, task complexity and environmental conditions. A task analysis model utilizing an NDT approach incorporates typical and atypical components of functional tasks. Assessment of synergistic movements necessary to complete the task leads to the ability to treat and practice skills directly related to specific goals. Sequencing treatment through preparation of the postural and sensory systems, simulation through play to practice necessary movements of the task, practicing the skill and carry-over activities are components that will be utilized.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the steps needed to complete a task analysis.

  2. Recognize typical components of specific tasks.

  3. Implement handling techniques to prepare the postural and sensory system.

  4. Enact handling techniques to simulate distal motor control though play activities.

  5. Identify adjuncts and adaptations to support home programs for specific tasks.


Chapter 1
Credits: 2.50
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