Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment in Pediatrics

May 20-21, 2017

This two day course is designed for the therapist who treats or wants to treat pediatric clients (birth to 21 years) with neurological deficits. It is highly recommended for physical, occupational, and speech therapists and assistants and has a major focus on movement experiences in lab. It includes the most current philosophy and principles of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment approach, comparison of atypical to typical development, assessing a client according to the ICF model, writing functional outcomes, and using task analysis to think critically and to plan and sequence treatment strategies into an effective and efficient treatment session. Included are treatment videos and a demonstration to cement observational skills.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current philosophy and neuroscientific basis of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment approach to pediatrics.
  • Articulate the appropriate components of an assessment of a child from demonstrations and categorize the competencies and needs according to the ICF Model.
  • Show skill in writing functional goals and developing an appropriate treatment plan based on the task analysis and the identified functional goal.
  • Identify the strengths and challenges of a child with neuromotor and sensory/perceptual impairments through observation of an instructor demonstration of assessment and treatment.
  • Facilitate another individual through desired movements and treatment strategies while limiting inefficient movement.
  • Perform at least 15 treatment strategies on another individual in the class through experiential lab.

Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030

Cost -  


Earned credits -  

14 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA and TOTA


Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT has been Adjunct Faculty at Arcadia University since 1991, teaching in the Physical Therapy Department and maintains a clinical practice, treating individuals through the lifespan with neurological challenges. She is a master clinician in the areas of pediatrics, neurology, and therapeutic aquatics and has been teaching continuing education workshops, nationally and internationally since 1983. Jane’s scope of teaching includes aquatic and “land-based” courses in Australia, Europe, Asia, India, and North, Central, and South America. She is an Active Pediatric Coordinator Instructor for the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, Inc. and teaches continuing education of varying lengths related to the NDT Approach.  Jane excels in the problem-based approach to promoting functional shifts for an individual through therapeutic intervention from the acute phase, through rehabilitation, and community entry or re-entry towards life long health and fitness.


Day One

7:30     Registration

8:30     Morning Content (with a 15 minute break)

           Current Philosophy and Principles of NDT

           Analysis using the ICF Model and Task Analysis

            Comparison of Atypical to Typical Development

            Movement Lab

12:00  Lunch

1:00    Afternoon Content (with a 15 minute break)

           Assessment & Treatment Demonstration

           Movement Lab

5:00    End of Day One

Day Two

 8:00  Morning Content (with a 15 minute break)

         Writing Functional Outcomes and Planning Treatment

         Application of an NDT Treatment Planning Worksheet

         Movement Lab

12:00   Lunch

1:00    Afternoon Content (with a 15 minute break)

           Assessment & Treatment Demonstration

            Movement Lab

4:30     End of Course


Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)


Contact: Jade LeBeauf


Angela Dumas