June 08, 2012
June 08, 2012 — June 09, 2012
NDT Baby Treatment with Lois Bly
This two day course is designed for experienced physical and occupational therapists currently working with babies. Lecture information will focus on NDT Infant Treatment Principles. Labs and videotapes will be used to problem solve system impairments for infants in general and for the specific infants who will be treated in demonstration sessions. Labs with dolls will augment the therapist’s understanding of infant treatment techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothes for labs. The book by Lois Bly Baby Treatment Based on NDT Principles will be used as the text (Please visit www.loisbly.org for ordering information & link)
Objectives: At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
* Identify and list NDT Infant Treatment Principles.
* Identify major components of the typical and atypical development.
* Describe the importance of play as a modality for the infant.
* Identify system impairments in babies with varied presentations while watching videotapes of assessments and live treatment demonstrations.
* Reproduce treatment facilitation techniques with dolls
An NDT Approach to Treatment of the Baby with Gail Ritchie
This three-day workshop is designed for physical, occupational, and speech-language pathologists working with children from birth-three years of age who have known or suspected neuromotor disorders.
Lecture material will cover:
· Motor control and dynamic systems
· Assessment and treatment principles
· Typical vs. atypical aspects of motor development for postural control, gross motor and upper extremity function, and respiration
· Sensory issues
· Family issues relevant to the 0 to 3 year old and parent/caregiver home programming
A major emphasis will be placed on handling techniques and treatment strategies. These will be presented through labs and patient demonstrations.
At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
· Identify significant aspects of typical/atypical motor control development in the first year
· Identify and incorporate sensory issues in treatment strategies
· incorporate strategies to support caregivers during this acute phase of their adjustment
· Discuss the multiple dynamic system interactions in typical/atypical motor control
· Utilize this information in assessing infants with neuromotor involvement
· Incorporate the treatment strategies practiced in labs with your patients
Treatment labs and demonstrations will be included. Participants should bring comfortable clothing for treatment labs. In addition, much time is spent practicing hand placement and subtle changes in direction of input on a doll. Please bring a doll that is at least 18-24 inches long with motion available in major joints. You will use these dolls for parent training and will be encouraged to use them in your practice.