NDTA Contemporary Practice Model™ Certificate Course in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy & Other Neuromuscular Disorders, Module 4 - Classification of Neuromuscular Disorders

September 30 – October 4, 2020

Classification in Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Disorders: Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Ataxia, Dystonia & Athetosis.

This five-day module presents to participants the various classifications within Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders and their pathophysiology, including hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis.  This course will provide definitions, characteristics, differential diagnosis, principles specific to evaluation and treatment of children with these diagnoses.

The participant will experience lifespan progression and treatment of each diagnosis through lecture, videos, and demonstrations.  In addition, practicum will be held twice daily for four days, providing participants with opportunities to assess and plan treatments for various diagnoses.

Applicant Requirements:
1. Professional license in the state of residence
2. Current malpractice insurance
3. Minimum of one year’s post-graduate experience and current practice treating either children with cerebral palsy


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify/discuss the different etiologies and pathophysiologies for hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis
  • Describe characteristics of children diagnosed with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia and athetosis
  • Identify/list, describe, and differentiate activity limitations and participation restrictions that children with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia dystonia, and athetosis experience
  • Observe and analyze multi-system and single system impairments that influence a child with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and/or athetosis during functional tasks
  • Develop and prioritize hypotheses regarding multi-system and single system impairments which contribute to activity limitations and participation restrictions in children with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis
  • Develop discipline-specific functional outcomes for children who present with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis
  • Describe and differentiate handling strategies used for children who are diagnosed with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis
  • Develop a treatment plan to promote optimal functioning and participation for children with hypertonia hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia and athetosis
  • Identify and differentiate adaptive equipment and treatment adjuncts that are useful in management and treatment of hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis.
  • Identify medical management strategies used for hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis, including surgical options, medication, etc.
  • Identify lifespan and lifestyle management considerations for children with hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxia, dystonia, and athetosis

Location

Texas Children's Hospital

John P. McGovern (Nabisco Building) Campus

2450 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77021


Cost -  

NDTA Members - $675; Non-Members - $795
Application Fee - $25 (non-refundable)

Earned credits -  

42.5 contact hours or CCU’s through TOTA and TPTA

Registration - Register online

Instructor

Debbie Evans-Rogers, PT, Ph.D., PCS, C/NDT, is a pediatric physical therapist with 30-plus years of experience specializing in assessment, intervention, and research in children with neuromuscular involvement. She Is certified in pediatric NDT, baby treatment and SI, and is an NDTA CI and PT Instructor. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, schools, early intervention, home health, acute care, NICU, and outpatient hospital settings. She has been active in the NDTA and Instructor group for many years and has served on the Board of Directors and Research committee, and is currently secretary of the Instructor group. She received her BS Degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MS Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University, and her Ph.D. in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University in Provo Utah. Her research focused on NDT intensive intervention.

Bonnie Boenig, OT, C/NDT, is currently Director of Therapy Services and Intensive Therapy Clinic at the Achievement Centers for Children in Westlake, Ohio, and she maintains an active clinical practice with children and young adults. In addition to her NDT certification, Bonnie is skilled in manual therapies which she blend and incorporates into her practice and teaching.


Itinerary 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

One 60-minute lunch break and two 15-minute breaks are provided

* Daily schedule may be varied by instructor, CEs and content will remain the same


Hotel 

Hampton Inn & Suites

18014 Park Row Drive

Houston, TX 77084

281-578-6700