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Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities (Oct 09 - 10, 2020)
Oct 09 - 10, 2020 | Contact Hours 14.50 | USD $435 | Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Oct 09 - 10, 2020 at The Watson Institute Education Center- South, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Accreditation: • This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). • Approved provider of continuing by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. • NBCOT professional development provider-14.5 PDUs. Course Description: Designing effective intervention programs to improve strength, endurance, and function in school-aged children 5-21 years with disabilities can be enormously challenging. Participants will observe and practice measurement and intervention techniques during demonstration sessions and case studies while learning intervention design including frequency, intensity, duration, and types of interventions to improve strength and function. Specific intervention activities will be discussed such as strategies to enhance strength, flexibility, endurance, and function as well as progressive resistive exercises using weights and resistance bands, therapeutic exercise using moveable surfaces, treadmill training, aquatic exercise, structured play, and yoga. This course will help clinicians set realistic goals, prioritize treatment and implement successful programs for children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, autism developmental coordination disorder, and obesity. An evidence based approach to outcome measures and intervention design will be discussed including frequency, intensity, duration and types of interventions to improve strength and function. Participants will observe and practice some of these measurement and intervention techniques during short demonstration sessions and case studies. Specific intervention activities will be discussed such as strategies to enhance strength, flexibility, endurance and function such as progressive resistive exercises, resistance bands, treadmill training, therapeutic ball exercises, aquatic exercise, structured play and yoga. Evidence on the effectiveness of existing community based programs and resources to improve physical activity, strength and endurance in children will be discussed. Following completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Incorporate strengthening and endurance training strategies into treatment programs to maximize function in children with and without disabilities. • Integrate evidence from applied clinical and community-based strength and endurance training programs to enhance functional outcomes in children with and without disabilities. • Identify and use systematic and objective measures to document changes in function, strength and endurance at the body structure (impairment), activity (limitation) and participation (dis ability) levels. • Identify clinical and community-based programs that provide evidence to support function, strength and endurance in children with and without disabilities. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.