Rehabilitation and Therapy Courses

  • The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

    This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social mealtimes. The AEIOU approach acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of infants and young children with challenging feeding disorders using sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. Five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube dependency and transition to eating solid foods, treat sensory aversions, improve oral-motor skills, achieve home carryover, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants. Extensive resources are provided. Many special populations are discussed including: prematurity, GERD, allergies, autism, failure to thrive, tracheostomy, picky eaters, and children with various syndromes.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    January 24, 2020 - January 25, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano
    Speese Conference Center
    7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
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  • Kinesio Taping 1 & 2

    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):
    February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Treatment of Children with Sensory, Emotional and Motor Challenges: Getting the Beat with Music, Rhythm and Sequencing

    The focus of this course is to learn effective treatment strategies that are designed to help individuals with sensory processing disorders (SPD) lead full and productive lives. This intensive conference will provide clinicians with dynamic state of the art intervention strategies that support integration of sensation. Presentation of current neurobiology of the vestibular systems central role in sub-cortical and cortical intercommunication and related research are reviewed. Assessment strategies and intervention methods that are intended to:

    • Improve sensory modulation
    • Enhance vestibular function and postural skills
    • Optimize social readiness
    • Synchronize the organization and sequencing of motor skills and behavior as needed for optimal function in time and space

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano - Ambulatory Pavilion
    Speese Conference Center
    7601 Preston Rd., Plano, TX 75024
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  • Ambulation, Activity, and AFOs: A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation

    This course will present a movement systems approach to management of the foot and ankle through development for patients with pediatric health conditions. Using a kinesiopathological lens, participants will examine the effect of repeated movements, sustained alignments, cumulative micro-trauma, and altered relative flexibility on developing movement systems. A comprehensive approach to care based on individual movement systems diagnoses will be presented. The evidence for interventions which maximize the resiliency of the foot and ankle complex through skeletal maturation and into adulthood will be presented.  Participants will learn hands-on skills for an integrated approach including: joint and soft tissue mobilizations to promote adaptive relative flexibility; improving intrinsic stability through progressive strengthening of the “foot core”; and interventions to positively impact neuroplastic changes. Participants will also actively use the ICF model to guide recommendations for targeted use of the external support of orthoses and casts to guide adaptive tissue-specific stresses.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    May 1, 2020 - May 2, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction

    Gain practical “Sensory-Aware”* tools to treat children with both underlying gross motor and sensory dysfunction. You will learn to utilize sensory-aware skills that are based in functional strengthening and coordination activities to maximize the effectiveness of your treatments. You will leave this course with the ability to improve children’s postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility by utilizing sensory knowledge to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in school and at home.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    September 25, 2020 and September 26, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes …NDT Principles for Gross Motor Development and Its Impact on Speech Sound Disorders

    This course is a two day course with a specific focus on the speech production, including phonation, of children with mild to moderate neuromuscular disorders. This course is intended to be an introduction of the NDT theoretical principles and strategies for pediatric speech –language pathologists and SLPAs. Throughout this course, participants will learn to recognize general neuro-muscular deficits and analyze how these deficits relate to oral motor deficits and speech production errors. Facilitation lab will be utilized to enhance learning, as well as introduce treatment strategies. Analysis of case studies will also be completed for the purpose of differential diagnosis and direct application of course material. (Introductory Level)

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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  • Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromotor Involvement

    This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children (birth through 21 years of age) with neuromuscular impairments and challenges to their oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. A special emphasis is on postural alignment and control as well as on sensory factors that can influence a child’s feeding and swallowing. Effective treatment strategies to improve cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage function will be highlighted. Participants will engage in extensive clinical problem-solving via group case analysis and patient demonstration sessions.

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020
    Location:
    Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District
    Education Building
    2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas, TX 75235
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