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Intro to NDT, Current Concepts and Evidence to Guide your Clinical Practice | Lisa Madigan-Carey, PT, MS, c/NDT |4 Wednesday evening series. 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 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

Shari Marchese-Kennedy, MPT

Clinical Director
410-796-8499 Direct
877-384-9028 Fax

New Beginning Pediatric Rehab

Treating Towards Vertical and Functional Skills: A Multi-Framework Approach for Gait and Daily Activities
Dates of course: 09/14/2017 09/15/2017
Location(s):  Easter Seals DuPage – Villa Park, IL

This 2-day introductory to intermediate level course is designed for physical and occupational therapists treating children with neurological challenges whose functional goals require attaining and maintaining vertical. This includes the ability to acquire stance, vertical mobility, and daily living activities that occur in vertical. Current philosophy and principles of posture and movement, sensation, and cognition will be presented as it relates to treatment of gait and acquisition of skills in vertical. Experiential labs will be used to facilitate one another through movement transitions and to learn handling techniques for the treatment of function in vertical. Critical thinking will be emphasized in task analysis and problem-solving opportunities via case studies and experiential lab.

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Integrating Vision, Movement and Play in the Treatment of the Neurologically Involved Baby: Learn Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Visual System in the Critical Early Years
Dates of course: 08/31/2017
Location(s): Easter Seals DuPage – Villa Park, IL

Vision supports regulation, movement, anticipatory action,balance, play, and learning. Babies born at risk for, or with neurological problems, often have visual challenges that complicate the developmental challenges. Learning strategies to simultaneously address motor and vision and play in your treatment will result in more effective outcomes, enhance neuroplasticity and functional improvement in the baby’s sensory motor development. Ideas for teaching parents strategies that can be embedded into their family routines will be included.

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Primitive Reflexes: Foundations Course
Location(s): : Online

Brief Description of course:: Open enrollment starting on the 1st of every month!  This course includes access the following shorter courses:

Maintaining Brains Everyday
-6 reflex integration exercises plus 4 additional exercises for vestibular and strength improvement

Primitive Reflexes: Foundations for Learning
-7 primitive reflexes: testing, integration, background and research for Moro, Palmar, TLR, Spinal Galant, ATNR, STNR and Fear Paralysis

Harnessing Learning Potential Video Series
-60 short videos on improving learning.

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Phone: (518) 812-8735
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Alert Program Online Course
Dates of course: : 27 / 06 / 2017
Location(s):  Online

Brief Description of course: 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. Enroll in our online training (and/or use our books, songs and games) to 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 enjoy using the engine analogy or choose their own special area of interest such as favorite animals, dinosaurs or even Winnie the Pooh characters to describe how alert they feel.

If children are developmentally younger than the age of eight, are non-verbal, or have other learning challenges where talking about engine would be too abstract, the adults (parents, teachers, and other caregivers) learn what they can do to set children up for success, even if the child does not participate in labeling their engine level. Through the Alert Program® adults learn how they can support sensory diets and be detectives in determining what best meets children’s needs for optimal functioning.

This online training, taught by the co-authors, Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, offers practical, low-budget activities you can use immediately in homes, classrooms or therapy sessions. Join the countless professionals and parents world-wide who help children succeed step by step through approach of the Alert Program®. You’ll find out why thousands have said, “this is one of the best workshops I have ever attended.”
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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 or 904 7628419

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.

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Integrated Rhythms Online Course

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

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. or

Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Any time

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.

VitalStim Therapy Pediatric Certification Course

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!

Advanced Practice Certificate In Pediatric Rehabilitation

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

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