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NDT through the Lifespan


Adult and Pediatrics - Distance Learning Videos

Instructed by Cathy Hazzard, B.Sc, MBA, PT, C/NDT and Madonna Nash, OTR/L, C/NDT

Practice and feedback are fundamental to learning new skills and relearning old ones. Meaningful interactions in the environment shape plasticity. This is true for our clients as well as for us as the therapists treating them. For therapists who were trained in NDT in pediatrics but are now working with children through the lifespan or have changed into adult practice, and for therapists who were trained in NDT with adults but are now working with children, do we need to do anything differently? Do the rules change? Are base of support, alignment, weight shifting, active support, and all those other concepts you learned in your NDT course the same with a different size body and neurological diagnosis? How do you get that larger person up on his/her feet and optimize his/her outcomes without play? How do you engage and play with a child while also treating them?

An Adult NDTA PT Instructor has teamed up with an NDTA Pediatric OT Instructor for this pre-conference workshop. This session will focus on assessment and intervention choices across the lifespan using the NDT Practice Model through the use of case presentations, small group practice, and group discussion. We will discuss and practice handling, how to structure the environment, and making the right choices for tasks to optimize motor control during functional tasks.

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

  • List concepts related to neuroplasticity and motor learning important for sensory-motor recovery in both children and adults with neurological impairments.
  • Describe participation restrictions, activity limitations, and impairments through the lifespan for individuals with neurological diagnoses.
  • Identify critical components for effective intervention for alignment, strength, and mobility throughout the lifespan, including the use of adjuncts.
  • Discuss, critique, and demonstrate assessment and intervention strategies that promote health and enhance quality of life for children and adults through the lifespan.

Total Time: 5 hours, 25 minutes


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Credits: 5.50
Member Price: $110.00
Non Member Price: $220.00

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