CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPISTS

We offer FREE listings of pediatric therapy continuing education courses. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to list your course for FREE!

Therapy In and Out of the Classroom | Lezlie Adler, MA, OTR/L, C/NDT| January 27-28, 2017 | Towson, MD
This two-day course will focus on the critical thinking skills that therapists must use to help children achieve academic success. Functional routines essential to academic routines will be identified. The essential elements for performance for each routine will be identified, the tasks will be broken down into essential components, and strategies to produce measurable changes in children will be presented. Through a combination of didactic and laboratory learning, we will use the sensory, motor, and cognitive foundations of the neurodevelopmental, sensory integrative and motor learning theoretical frameworks to build classroom based intervention.
OTs, PTs and Assistants – 13.5 hours/1.35 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing | Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP | February 3-4, 2017 | Lancaster, PA

This two-day course provides the bigger picture pertaining to feeding disorders with strategies to implement right away, and focuses on setting children up for success meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of the ABA. Course emphasizes importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing positive behaviors so everyone can enjoy their time around the table!

OTs, SLPs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Intro to NDT, Current Concepts and Evidence to Guide your Clinical Practice | Lisa Madigan-Carey, PT, MS, c/NDT |4 Wednesday evening series. Feb 8, Feb 22, March 8, March 22, 2017 | New Beginning Pediatric Rehab, 9256 Bendix Rd, Ste 105/106, Columbia, MD 21045

Course Times: 6:00pm- 9:45pm Wednesday evening series

Register: 410-796-8499 or email shari@newbeginningpediatric.c om
Credits: MD PT Board 1.4 CEUs – MD OT Board 14.0 contact hours

Cost/Person: $420.00 Early Bird by Jan 11, 2017; $400 group discount (3 or more) by Jan 11, 2017; $450.00 Standard after Jan 25, 2017

Snacks & Beverages provided

NOTE: FALL 2017 DATES are 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1

Shari Marchese-Kennedy, MPT
Clinical Director
410-796-8499 Direct
877-384-9028 Fax

New Beginning Pediatric Rehab

Making Therapy Fun! Using Therapeutic Aquatics for Functional Gains in Pediatrics |

Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT | February 10-11, 2017 | Cheshire, CT 

Learn treatment techniques to emphasize the strengthening and symmetry of the trunk while activating and strengthening the extremities toward a functional outcome. A problem-based approach is used to determine the aquatic treatment strategies best suited to the pediatric client, and the impact of water on their movements.  Emphasis will be on experiential learning in the pool lab to practice the techniques under supervision. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Foundations of Manual Therapy Practice Utilizing an Integrative Manual Therapy Approach: Modules 1 and 2 with a focus on Pediatrics | Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C | March 17-18, 2017 | Lancaster, PA

This two-day class presents essential information for treating patients using a comprehensive manual therapy approach. The first two Modules are the foundation that represents a broad range of manual therapy treatment philosophies in order to discover what is the most efficient and effective way of treating. The assessment and treatment techniques presented can be immediately applied in the clinic with quick results for every patient population.    OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Therapeutic Evaluation & Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) From a PT & OT Perspective | Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP | March 24-25, 2017 | Towson, MD

Gain comfort with the evaluation and treatment 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. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

DIR101 – The Nuts and Bolts of DIR/Floortime | Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® Certificate | April 7-8, 2017 | Towson, MD

The late Dr. Stanley Greenspan developed this foundational model for intervention with children. Today, this method has global presence as it continues to shape the lives of different families and mobilize the upward trajectory of child development. The research completed in the last 5 years (Dr. Rick Solomon, Casenheiser and others) is very compelling and places this method high on the list of evidence-based practice. This workshop will cover the 6 developmental levels, as well as in-depth discussion on individual differences and how relationship impacts on the therapeutic relationship of child, family and therapist.

OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Myofascial Release for Pediatrics | Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C | April 21-22, 2017 | Fort Wayne, IN

Performing effective manual therapy to structure dramatically improves the outcomes that are possible with functional therapy alone. MFR is the most effective foundation technique in structural manual therapy and it is one of the first that must be mastered in order to return a patient to full function. Multiple MFR techniques are presented, from the basic 3 planar technique to more complicated cranio-cervical and spinal techniques.  Emphasis is placed on general palpation skills, mastering the feel of fascial tissue, the effective use of MFR, integrating MFR with functional pediatric therapy, and integrating MFR with other complementary manual therapies. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Early Intervention: Assessments and Techniques to Achieve Developmental Progression in Children from Birth to 3 with Neurodevelopmental Disorders | Chrys Kub, PT | May 19-20, 2017 | Towson, MD

Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a wide range of motor dysfunctions that affect a child’s ability to move and interact with his environment in a meaningful way.   The latest research strongly suggests that early object interaction, sitting, and locomotor behaviors are important vehicles for promoting future cognitive, perceptual-motor, language, and social-emotional development. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders are challenged in accessing these experiences.  This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the latest motor learning techniques and evidenced based practices for infants and young children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  OTs, PTs and Assistants – 13 hours/1.3 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Handling Intensive to Improve Core Stability toward Functional Outcomes |

Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT | June 9-10, 2017 | Lynnwood, WA

Learn to develop core strength and postural control as the foundation for function of the head, neck and limbs. Emphasis will be placed on common therapeutic strategies used in handling clients of a variety of sizes towards gaining core stability towards functional outcomes/goals. This workshop is practical in nature with lots of moving one another in lab.  OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

Full access for 90 days from date of registration
Online  Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

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

http://specialtytherapy.com/Online_CEU.html or 904 7628419
sm.samisulo@yahoo.com

iPads at School: An Occupational Therapy Approach

Various start dates available
Online Course

iPads at School: an Occupational Therapy Approach is an Online Course for school-based Occupational Therapists who want to:

  • 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 development
  • 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: http://www.technologyandtoolsforkids.com/Courses—Workshops.html

www.technologyandtoolsforkids.com
susanotkids@persona.ca

Integrated Rhythms Online Course

The online course is completed over one month, with 3 hours of video course content per week
Online

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 difficulty.

www.neuronetlearning.com
jrrowe@neuronetlearning.com or kchristou_ergo@hotmail.com

Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Any time
Online

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.

http://www.ecourses365.com/online-courses/infantile-torticollis-and-plagiocephaly.asp

info@ecourses365.com
bkarampt@yahoo.com

VitalStim Therapy Pediatric Certification Course

http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1

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 care!

http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
mail@ciaoseminars.com

Advanced Practice Certificate In Pediatric Rehabilitation

Ongoing
Online and in Philadelphia, PA

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 Specialists

jf35@drexel.edu

Therapy In and Out of the Classroom | Lezlie Adler, MA, OTR/L, C/NDT| January 27-28, 2017 | Towson, MD
This two-day course will focus on the critical thinking skills that therapists must use to help children achieve academic success. Functional routines essential to academic routines will be identified. The essential elements for performance for each routine will be identified, the tasks will be broken down into essential components, and strategies to produce measurable changes in children will be presented. Through a combination of didactic and laboratory learning, we will use the sensory, motor, and cognitive foundations of the neurodevelopmental, sensory integrative and motor learning theoretical frameworks to build classroom based intervention.
OTs, PTs and Assistants – 13.5 hours/1.35 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing | Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP | February 3-4, 2017 | Lancaster, PA

This two-day course provides the bigger picture pertaining to feeding disorders with strategies to implement right away, and focuses on setting children up for success meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of the ABA. Course emphasizes importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing positive behaviors so everyone can enjoy their time around the table!

OTs, SLPs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Making Therapy Fun! Using Therapeutic Aquatics for Functional Gains in Pediatrics |

Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT | February 10-11, 2017 | Cheshire, CT 

Learn treatment techniques to emphasize the strengthening and symmetry of the trunk while activating and strengthening the extremities toward a functional outcome. A problem-based approach is used to determine the aquatic treatment strategies best suited to the pediatric client, and the impact of water on their movements.  Emphasis will be on experiential learning in the pool lab to practice the techniques under supervision. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Foundations of Manual Therapy Practice Utilizing an Integrative Manual Therapy Approach: Modules 1 and 2 with a focus on Pediatrics | Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C | March 17-18, 2017 | Lancaster, PA

This two-day class presents essential information for treating patients using a comprehensive manual therapy approach. The first two Modules are the foundation that represents a broad range of manual therapy treatment philosophies in order to discover what is the most efficient and effective way of treating. The assessment and treatment techniques presented can be immediately applied in the clinic with quick results for every patient population.    OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Therapeutic Evaluation & Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) From a PT & OT Perspective | Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP | March 24-25, 2017 | Towson, MD

Gain comfort with the evaluation and treatment 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. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

DIR101 – The Nuts and Bolts of DIR/Floortime | Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® Certificate | April 7-8, 2017 | Towson, MD

The late Dr. Stanley Greenspan developed this foundational model for intervention with children. Today, this method has global presence as it continues to shape the lives of different families and mobilize the upward trajectory of child development. The research completed in the last 5 years (Dr. Rick Solomon, Casenheiser and others) is very compelling and places this method high on the list of evidence-based practice. This workshop will cover the 6 developmental levels, as well as in-depth discussion on individual differences and how relationship impacts on the therapeutic relationship of child, family and therapist.

OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Myofascial Release for Pediatrics | Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C | April 21-22, 2017 | Fort Wayne, IN

Performing effective manual therapy to structure dramatically improves the outcomes that are possible with functional therapy alone. MFR is the most effective foundation technique in structural manual therapy and it is one of the first that must be mastered in order to return a patient to full function. Multiple MFR techniques are presented, from the basic 3 planar technique to more complicated cranio-cervical and spinal techniques.  Emphasis is placed on general palpation skills, mastering the feel of fascial tissue, the effective use of MFR, integrating MFR with functional pediatric therapy, and integrating MFR with other complementary manual therapies. OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Early Intervention: Assessments and Techniques to Achieve Developmental Progression in Children from Birth to 3 with Neurodevelopmental Disorders | Chrys Kub, PT | May 19-20, 2017 | Towson, MD

Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a wide range of motor dysfunctions that affect a child’s ability to move and interact with his environment in a meaningful way.   The latest research strongly suggests that early object interaction, sitting, and locomotor behaviors are important vehicles for promoting future cognitive, perceptual-motor, language, and social-emotional development. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders are challenged in accessing these experiences.  This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the latest motor learning techniques and evidenced based practices for infants and young children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  OTs, PTs and Assistants – 13 hours/1.3 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Handling Intensive to Improve Core Stability toward Functional Outcomes |

Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT | June 9-10, 2017 | Lynnwood, WA

Learn to develop core strength and postural control as the foundation for function of the head, neck and limbs. Emphasis will be placed on common therapeutic strategies used in handling clients of a variety of sizes towards gaining core stability towards functional outcomes/goals. This workshop is practical in nature with lots of moving one another in lab.  OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

#888.613.2275 or http://epicdevelopmentalservicesce.eventbrite.com

email: CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com

Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

Full access for 90 days from date of registration
Online  Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

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

http://specialtytherapy.com/Online_CEU.html or 904 7628419
sm.samisulo@yahoo.com

iPads at School: An Occupational Therapy Approach

Various start dates available
Online Course

iPads at School: an Occupational Therapy Approach is an Online Course for school-based Occupational Therapists who want to:

  • 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 development
  • 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: http://www.technologyandtoolsforkids.com/Courses—Workshops.html

www.technologyandtoolsforkids.com
susanotkids@persona.ca

Integrated Rhythms Online Course

The online course is completed over one month, with 3 hours of video course content per week
Online

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 difficulty.

www.neuronetlearning.com
jrrowe@neuronetlearning.com or kchristou_ergo@hotmail.com

Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Any time
Online

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.

http://www.ecourses365.com/online-courses/infantile-torticollis-and-plagiocephaly.asp

info@ecourses365.com
bkarampt@yahoo.com

VitalStim Therapy Pediatric Certification Course

http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1

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 care!

http://www.ciaoseminars.com/courseDetail.cfm?oid=174&ctid=2&evd=1
mail@ciaoseminars.com

Advanced Practice Certificate In Pediatric Rehabilitation

Ongoing
Online and in Philadelphia, PA

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 Specialists

jf35@drexel.edu

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