CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPISTS

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Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

Full access for 90 days from date of registration
Online

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

Alert Program Online Course

June 21-July 21, 2016
Online

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. Come to one of our trainings (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 or Aspergers Syndrome enjoy using the engine analogy or choose their own special area of interest such as favorite animals or 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 engines 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 childrens needs for optimal functioning.

This online training is 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 through the Alert Programs step-by-step approach. Youll find out why thousands have said, this is one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.

www.AlertProgramLearning.com.
manager@alertprogram.com

Perceptual Enrichment Program Training

May 23 – 27 or July 11-15, 2016
Sarasota, Florida

The Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP), created by Patricia Theisen, MS, was devised to remediate learning disorders by revisiting the stages of early development at the sensori-motor, pre-operations, and concrete levels in order to build understandings from pre-logical actions into that of logical operations. PEP honors the close link that exists between the cognitive and neurological aspects of the individual by synthesizing the cognitive and neurological aspects of development into a practical program.  PEP is particularly concerned with establishing a system of organization, in line with the principles of Piaget who asserts, “…intelligence organizes the world by organizing the self.” The PEP format is designed to initiate the discovery of logical concepts by means of tactile-kinesthetic perception.  Through the use of pre-academic materials, logical principles are constructed by coordinating actions with objects and then abstracting the relations between them.  Areas of focus include: spatial organization, figure ground orientation, classification (attention to details) and inferences and abstractions (logic).  These areas are vital components to not only perceptual development, but motor and language development as well. In this way, PEP can successfully transform subjective response styles into that of objective reasoning skills, raising thought from lower to
higher levels of awareness.

PEP enhances development in the following areas:

  • Concentration, focus and attention
  • Handwriting and spatial planning
  • Processing and integrating information
  • Organization and memory
  • Language processing
  • Bilateral motor coordination
  • Self-confidence and behavior
  • Academic performance

By integrating cognitive and neurological principles, PEP makes a valuable contribution to the functional development of intelligence.  Its application to the enhancement of academic skills is an integral aspect of the program, making it far reaching in its behavioral and educational implications.

www.pepworld.org, 206-718-1497
jewelpep@gmail.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