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Rehabilitation and Therapy Courses

  • KT 1 & 2: Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques - Motivations

    This two-day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

    LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.

    In addition, this extended workshop will include videotaping of up to three local clients chosen by the host center on the day prior to the training. Those videos will be used to illustrate the components of LAMP and to facilitate discussion regarding assessment and implementation.

    PRCs language system and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components but LAMP principles can also be applied to other products. Participants will receive some hands-on time with the LAMP Words for Life language system; however, this is not a device-specific training.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Treatment of the Child with Severe Involvement: An NDT Approach

    This lab intensive course is designed for physical, occupational and speech therapists working with children from birth to adolescence who have Neuro-Muscular Disorders with severe physical involvement (GMFCS Levels IV and V) including diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Disorders and other Neuro-Muscular Conditions. Topics covered will include assessment and treatment planning for function using the ICF Model from an NDT Perspective. Current Concepts in NDT incorporating motor learning and motor control approaches will be integrated into strategies for improving function and participation at home, in school and the community. Labs and patient demonstration will highlight handling strategies for improved mobility and control of the trunk and pelvis related to use of vision, respiratory/phonatory control, UE function, transitions and assisted mobility.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano - Ambulatory Pavilion
    Speese Conference Center
    7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
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  • AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Workshop

    As an occupational therapy fieldwork educator, your knowledge, supervision, and direction are critical to the success of your students and to the future of occupational therapy.

    AOTA is your partner in both of these important endeavors. For that reason, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to advance your skills in this important area through a brand new national Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program (FWECP)!

    Designed specifically for fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators, this unique 2-day training will be held in convenient workshops throughout the country.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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    Overview

    • ​Deeper understanding of your role as a fieldwork educator
    • Effective strategies to integrate learning theories and supervision models
    • Increased skills to provide high-quality educational opportunities during fieldwork experiences
    • Interaction with trainers through dialogue and reflections about fieldwork
    • Engagement in 4 curricular modules: administration, education, supervision, and evaluation
    • Analysis of strategies to support best practice in fieldwork education
    • Continuing education credit (15 contact hours) toward licensure renewal
  • Brain and Concussion Rehabilitation- Motivations

    This course will cover the most up-to-date research in neuroplasticity and connect it to rehabilitation techniques. Only recently have neuroscience research techniques allowed investigation into brain rehabilitation. Through these tools we are gaining valuable insight into motor control and cognition, and how function is recovered after neurological insult. Our skilled therapeutic interventions can be fine-tuned to drive the processes that enable the brain to repair itself. This course will combine the latest evidence in neuroplasticity, motor control and physiology in order to identify and sequence a custom treatment plan tailored to the brain injury survivor. Hands on lab sessions will further facilitate proper examination and treatment interventions designed to engage the survivor and promote a rehab program that translates to daily life. Finally, case scenarios will be incorporated to pair clinical reasoning to situations that are encountered in the clinical setting.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano - Ambulatory Pavilion
    Speese Conference Center
    7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
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  • Feeding Therapy A Sensory Motor Approach Talk Tools

    In Lori’s updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. 

    Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
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    Overview

    • ​Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.
    • Recognize individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
    • List at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.
    • Explain the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
  • Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction

    How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will examine typical and atypical preparation for, and development of, ambulation in the infant and toddler. And determine how best to incorporate activities into their natural environment and routines.The impact of biomechanics, the neuromuscular system, the sensory system, orthotics, and assistive equipment will be integrated as participants learn to build intervention strategies to address ambulation early and effectively in infants and toddlers with diagnoses such as CP, developmental delay, prematurity, and Down Syndrome.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    1935 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Vestibular Rehabilitation for Children

    This 2-day course provides an overview of evidence based practice for vestibular related impairments in children. Didactic content includes a detailed review of the anatomy, physiology and development of the Vestibular System, the epidemiology of vestibular dysfunction in children, diagnostic and clinical testing of vestibular function, and examination and evaluation of, and intervention for, for vestibular related impairments in children with peripheral (i.e. BPVC, hypofunction or loss) or central (i.e. ADHD, DCD, concussion, CP) deficits. Hands-on demonstration and training of examination techniques and intervention are included. Case reviews and discussion are used to facilitate application of presented materials.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018
    Location:
    Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    1935 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Pediatric Dysphagia and Aerodigestive Conference

    This advanced course describes the multi-specialty role in the management of pediatric aerodigestive disorders and dysphagia.  Topics will include clinical and instrumental evaluation of dysphagia, pediatric airway, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and special populations.  

    Please contact Clinical Educator, Jennifer Fogle for registration information. 

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235

  • TBD: Electrical Stimulation: Enhancing Pediatric Outcomes

    Learn to appropriately select parameters for using TENS and FES to enhance treatment protocols specifically for the pediatric population.

    Specialty applications, which reference the differences between Neurologic and Orthopedic diagnoses will be reviewed.  Specific protocols for shoulder subluxation, rhomboid stabilization, brachial plexus injuries, and facial paralysis will be reviewed and practiced in lab. Review of TENS and FES, including parameter selection for chronic pain, muscle strengthening, and neuromuscular rehabilitation will be discussed. Recent research will be reviewed for electrical modalities, with contraindications specifically referring to Pediatrics. Prior exposure and/or knowledge of modalities & anatomy is helpful to maximize learning experience.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
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