Pediatric NDT: Treatment Intensive
This course will address utilizing current NDT intervention strategies for the pediatric client aged 0-18 with neuromotor challenges (eg CP, Down Syndrome, TBI and other syndromes). Information presented will address using the ICF for assessment/evaluation while practicing intervention strategies for improvements towards function. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational and direct handling skills with analysis and problem solving using NDT techniques. Both didactic lecture and hands-on labs will be presented throughout this course. Therefore, it is recommended that participants bring comfortable clothing for treatment labs. In addition to didactic information and handling practice, videos, and problem-solving labs may be used to further enhance learning. Discussion will be included addressing current research and adjuncts used with pediatric clients.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the basis for NDT including history and current NDT philosophy with clinical application for assessment and intervention planning using ICF model.
- Identify key components during assessment of single and multiple system impairments addressing the postural and movement systems for intervention and improved function.
- Discuss using current concepts of NDT to identify a functional goal, identify key impairments and plan treatment intervention strategies.
- Demonstrate a variety of handling strategies utilizing NDT intervention for improving functional independence.
- Discuss adjunctive therapies to assist with direct handling and functional improvements.
Texas Children's Hospital
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030
14 contact hours through TPTA and TOTA
Debbie Evans Rogers, PT, PhD, PCS, C/NDT
Current NDT Philosophy/Research/ICF/Assessment
- Typical/Atypical Movement including
- Hypo/Hypertonia/Dystonia and Ataxia
Lunch (on your own)
Case study-hypertonia/dystonia including assessment - single/multisystem impairments and problem solving with intervention/Lab
Lifespan Approach-Therapist roles through infancy, childhood, schoolage, and adolescence/young child
Movement Lab/Problem solving:
Lunch (on your own)
Movement Lab (con't)
- Straps/Compression Garments