iPads at School: An Occupational Therapy Approach
Dates = Various start dates available
location = Online Course
description = iPads at School: an Occupational Therapy Approach is an Online Course for school-based Occupational Therapists who want

* improve their understanding of the powerful role technology has in Occupational Therapy
* increase their comfort level with using the iPad and support in the set up and use of the device to promote independence and skill
* learn how to select apps based on an OT framework and based on app features
* improve their understanding of the types of categories of apps to consider in the school (or home) setting.  
       All this and so much more!

iPads at School combines online instruction videos, reflection questions, and Action Sheets to help you learn and apply your skills to your
present caseload.  

For registration information and start dates go to:
contact = www.technologyandtoolsforkids.com
email = susanotkids@persona.ca
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Integrated Rhythms Online Course
Dates = The online course is completed over one month, with 3 hours of video course content per week
location = Online
description = The Integrated Rhythms Program is for children school-age who struggle with language processing and balance or motor
skills.  Program exercises require children to move, listen and organize speech patterns at the same time. Movements are rhythmic and
include both translational and rotational patterns.  Integrated Rhythms is a structured program that includes 8 levels of increasing
contact = www.neuronetlearning.com
email = jrrowe@neuronetlearning.com or kchristou_ergo@hotmail.com
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Advanced Practice Certificate In Pediatric Rehabilitation
Dates = Ongoing
location = Online and in Philadelphia, PA
description = Designed for physical and occupational therapists looking to study pediatric rehabilitation including early intervention,
school-based therapy or other pediatric services. Curriculum consists of three online graduate level courses with the option to add
additional course work.  Offers opportunity and resources to prepare for PCS certification through American Board of Physical Therapy
contact = jf35@drexel.edu
Infantile Torticollis &Plagiocephaly
Dates = Any time
location = Online
description = This course contains 3 sections (Background, Evaluation & Treatment) of Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly and
1 Final Exam. An 80% score or better is required to pass the Final Exam. You may take the Final Exam as many times as necessary to
pass. The course content includes narration, text, images, and videos. You can start and stop your training at any time. When you return,
the course will return you to where you left off. There is no time limit for completing the course. Once you complete the course, your
completion certificate will be available immediately for download and print.

contact = info@ecourses365.com
email = bkarampt@yahoo.com
VitalStim Therapy Pediatric Certification Course
Dates = http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
location = http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
description = This dynamic and innovative program is revolutionizing dysphagia therapy! Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational
Therapists will bring their facilities to a state-of-the-art-level with certification from this course. VitalStim® Therapy is the only FDA cleared
treatment approach that successfully combines Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and traditional dysphagia techniques. This energetic
certification course will focus on topics such as muscle physiology, kinesiology of the swallowing mechanism as it changes across infancy
through childhood. Focus will also be on pathological swallowing mechanisms and processes. The basic principles and concepts of
neuromuscular electrical stimulation will be taught and the VitalStim® Therapy protocol will be extensively reviewed and practiced. The
participants will receive one-on-one attention from two instructors, a certified SLP or OT, and a PT. Through extensive hands-on labs,
attendees will apply the theory of !
neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the treatment of pediatric dysphagia. This exclusive program will provide participants with the
building blocks to implement a successful VitalStim® Therapy program and will add value to therapists, facilities, and most of all patient
contact = http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
email = mail@ciaoseminars.com
Effective Evaluation, Assessment, and Treatment of Pediatric Equinus Gait (Toe Walking)
Dates = April 10th, 2015-April 11th, 2015
location = SPOT4 Kids, Inc. 29-D Stonehill Road, Oswego, IL 60543
description = Gain comfort with the evaluation and treamtnet of pediatric toe walking. It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a
child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and
frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved
with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a reoccurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this
type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach. This
course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure,
specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order t!
o utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plan.
contact = Liesa Persaud
email = Liesa.persaud@gmail.com
The Hip: Kinesiology with Clinical Applications to Kinematic Alignment of the Lower Extremities in Children
with Cerebral Palsy
Dates = Friday, April 17th through Saturday, April 18th, 2015
location = Villa Park, IL
description = This two-day course will have two distinct but compatible parts. Part 1, which will be delivered each morning by Donald
Neumann who will describe many of the kinesiologic foundations of normal hip function.  This presentation will focus on muscle and joint
interactions within the hip and adjacent regions. Although this material will be applicable to virtually all age groups and different areas of
clinical practice, many of the topics will serve as a foundation for Part II, delivered each afternoon by Lois Bly. Lois will address some of the
problems and compensations seen in the child with cerebral palsy who has malalignment at the hips. Poor hip alignment in children may
be subtle but nevertheless important. During the
developmental process, the effects of gravity, impaired muscle coordination, and handling often lead to compensatory and atypical motor
development of the lower extremity musculature. Treatment must always address correct biomechanical alignment of the trunk, hips and
lower extremities while engaging and exercising the baby and child in typical, age-appropriate, functional activities. Participants will have an
opportunity to practice some treatment techniques on each other.
contact = www.eastersealsdfvr.org/continuingeducation
email = kgenetz@eastersealsdfvr.org
Integrating Cognitive Behavioral, Social Learning, & Executive Function Strategies within the Sensory
Integrative OT Treatment Session
Dates = Saturday, February 21st, 2015
location = Villa Park, IL
description = This course is designed for occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants working in either the clinic
or school setting who are new to pediatrics or are looking for new ideas to help children with sensory processing disorders.  This is an
entry-level course that will provide participants with effective and easy strategies for immediate application within their traditional S.I.
treatment for elementary and middle school clients.  Traditional sensory integration treatment will be covered to establish the foundation for
combining verbal strategies (used within cognitive behavioral theories) and visual strategies (used within executive function literature).  The
goal is  to assist clients to interact more successfully with peers and optimally participate in activities of daily living.  Application of concepts
from various cognitive, executive function, and social learning approaches will be demonstrated through lecture, visual aids, and video case
studies to help participants understand the techniques.
contact = www.eastersealsdfvr.org/continuingeducation
email = kgenetz@eastersealsdfvr.org
Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children
Dates = online; full access for 90 days from date of registration
location = online
description = This interactive video based course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing balance impairments in
children. Numerous video demonstrations, handouts and a complete reference list are provided.  The purpose of this course is to
present current evidence on evaluation and treatment of balance impairments in children using a systems approach.  The course
includes 3 units: 1) review of systems approach and the systems involved in postural control and balance, 2) examination and
evaluation of balance and 3) intervention targeted on system impairments.  Material is presented in an interactive, dynamic format that
enables the learner to progress, self-paced through the material. APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS are needed to complete all units and
testing. Approved for CEUs in FL,GA, CA and TX. To register go to http://specialtytherapy.com/Online_CEU.html
contact = http://specialtytherapy.com/Online_CEU.html or 904 7628419
email = specialtytherapy@bellsouth.net
How Does Your Engine Run? Alert Program Online Course
Dates = January 27- February 27, 2015
location = Online
description = If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right.
When teachers, parents, or therapists use these simple words with children to begin the Alert Program, they support self-regulation,
self-esteem, and self-monitoring skills. Learn how easy it is to help children keep their engines running just right at home or school.

The Alert Program has been adapted for all ages and all types of disabilities, including autism. Typically those children with high functioning
autism or Aspergers Syndrome enjoy using the engine analogy.

If children are developmentally younger than the age of eight, or are non-verbal, learn what they can do to set children up for success, even if
the child does not participate in labeling their engine level.

This Online Course offers practical, low-budget activities you can use immediately in homes, classrooms, or therapy sessions.
contact = www.AlertProgramLearning.com  505-897-3469
email = manager@alertprogram.com
Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation
Dates = online; full access for 90 days from date of registration
location = online
description = description = This interactive, video-based course provides training for advanced practice.  Included is an overview of
evidence based
practice addressing vestibular related impairments in children.  Material is organized in three units:  1) Anatomy and Physiology of the
Vestibular System:  basis for evaluation and intervention in children, 2) Evaluation of Vestibular Function in Children, and 3) Intervention
for Impairments Related to Vestibular Dysfunction in Children.  Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include
references within juried, peer reviewed journals, are provided.  Approved for CEUs in CA, FL, GA and TX.

email = specialtytherapy@bellsouth.net
contact = contact = http://specialtytherapy.com/Online_CEU.html; or 904 762 419 OR http://campus.educadium.com/specialtytherapy/
email = sranabpt@yahoo.com