Sensational Effects: Treating the Whole Child Using Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Sensory Techniques is organized by Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) and will be held during Jun 29 - 30, 2018 at Reach Therapy Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.00 Continuing Education Hours.
Course Description :
This 2-day course on NDT handling and sensory ideas for the pediatric client has been designed for pediatric therapists working with children having neuromotor difficulties. Content will focus on combining both didactic information and labs addressing assessment/evaluation skills with problem-solving; identifying functional limitations and impairments and sensory issues impacting function, and use of direct NDT handling intervention principles while incorporating current pediatric research. Core strength and postural control will be emphasis using specific hands-on strategies to improve functional mobility and postural stability in children. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational skills and direct handling skills while problem-solving using NDT and sensory-motor techniques. This course will include both lecture and hands-on labs throughout. Participants need to bring comfortable clothing (shorts/sleeveless shirts) for treatment labs.
Course Objectives are :
• Understand the basis for NDT including history and current NDT philosophy with clinical application for assessment and intervention planning using ICF model.
• Discuss and begin initial analysis of assessment including impairments and posture and movement difficulties involved with children having neuromotor conditions.
• Practice a variety of intervention techniques utilizing NDT and sensory interventions for improving postural control and functional independence.
• Discuss collaboration and other therapeutic adjuncts contributing to improving functional abilities in children with neuromotor conditions.