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Problem Solving and Advanced Handling for Function


Pediatrics - Distance Learning Videos

Instructed by Lezlie Adler, OTR/L, C/NDT and Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, C/NDT

This interactive, intermediate level workshop is designed for physical, occupational, and speech therapists and assistants who currently treat children and adolescents with neurological challenges. The seminar will focus not only on central and distal control, but translating those therapeutic gains into functional outcomes. The characteristics of postural control necessary to promote use of the extremities will be presented, followed by extremity responses, and concluding with functional practice leading to the skills necessary to everyday life. Emphasis will be on interactive learning and critical thinking to support the clinician in creating effective and efficient treatment sessions towards functional shifts in their clients upon their return to the clinical environment. Group discussion, problem solving, and presentations will be used to share and learn facilitation strategies in a laboratory setting. Working collaboratively, with supervision, participants will facilitate treatment strategies on one another to learn how to promote postural control and distal responses as the foundation for functional skill use of the upper and lower extremities in daily routines.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize characteristics of postural control and the steps for preparing and facilitating it in treatment towards functional goals.
  • Identify the relationship between axial postural responses and peripheral action of the arms and legs.
  • Identify facilitation strategies that prepare for function and develop into skill. Gain the critical thinking foundational for treatment strategy selection necessary to obtain function and skill in daily routines.
  • Leave with a minimum of 5 new treatment strategies for immediate use in their practice setting.

    Total Time: 5 hours 37 minutes


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Chapter 5
Credits: 5.50
Member Price: $110.00
Non Member Price: $220.00

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