Rehabilitation and Therapy Courses

  • Challenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

    Challenges with infants and children demonstrating complex swallowing and feeding disorders are addressed in a holistic evidence-based framework that considers interrelating systems. Populations range from newborn infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through children in school based & rehabilitation settings. Problem solving/intervention will be addressed through lecture, videos, and case analyses. Functional outcomes are emphasized through targeted intervention strategies based on sensorimotor learning principles and consideration of neural plasticity. Problem areas include: airway (e.g., laryngomalacia, laryngeal cleft, vocal fold paralysis, tracheostomy/ventilator); GI tract (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis); nutrition/hydration; advancing feeding in NICU and beyond to include tongue & lip tie; tube feeding & weaning; barriers to oral feeding & intervention strategies with; picky/finicky eaters. Discussions will include the urgent need for specific measurable outcomes and pros/cons for varied frequency and intensity of direct and indirect interventions/therapies. Register using code: ERI WEBINAR RAFFLE

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 16-17; 08:40AM CST
    Instructor:
    Joan Arvedson, BCS-S, CCC-SLP, PhD
    Location:
    Webinar
    Register Today for Challenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

  • Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise

    This intermediate-advanced course will focus on the cardiopulmonary implications for the premature or medically-complex infant as related to physiological stability, evolving motor control, sensory stability, and transition to oral motor skills that support feeding. It will focus on advancing the critical reasoning skills of the neonatal therapist to support the infant’s ability to obtain foundational motor and sensory skills. These skills include the ability of the infant to cough, produce audible phonation, oral motor skills, swallow skills, trunk facilitation, gestational age appropriate positioning/handling to support the emergence of gross motor skills for postural stability. You will learn movement analysis skills (via lab time and video presentations) to assess breathing patterns, facilitation techniques to support trunk development, positioning strategies to support chest wall development, and feeding techniques to maximize postural control. We will discuss current literature as relevant to this topic and apply a systems theory approach for case study treatment planning. Register using code: ERI WEBINAR RAFFLE

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    April 30-May 1; 08:40AM CST
    Instructor:
    Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS
    Location:
    Webinar
    Register Today for Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise

  • Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function

    Would you like to increase your skill with orthotic recommendations? Are you interested in increasing your treatment repertoire for the foot and ankle for pediatric and adult patients with neurological, developmental and/or orthopedic diagnoses? This course presents a movement systems approach to management of the foot and ankle. Using a kinesiopathological lens, participants examine the effect of repeated movements, sustained alignments, cumulative micro-trauma, and altered relative flexibility on the function of the ankle. This course presents a comprehensive approach to care based on differential diagnosis, while examining the evidence for interventions which maximize the resiliency of the ankle complex through skeletal maturation and into adulthood. Participants learn hands-on skills for an integrated approach including mobilizations to promote adaptive relative flexibility; improving intrinsic stability through strengthening of the “foot core”; and interventions to positively impact neuroplasticity. Participants 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. Register using code: ERI WEBINAR RAFFLE

    Event Details


  • Contemporary thoughts on Treating the Child with Hypotonia

    This workshop focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia. Specific strategies to improve motor control in this population will be presented. Treatment strategies based on the common impairments of the sensorimotor system in this population will be demonstrated through the use of videotapes, case studies, and practice labs.  Participants will problem-solve strategies to improve functional motor performance of the child with hypotonia. Register using code: ERI WEBINAR RAFFLE

    Event Details

    Date(s):
    September 17-18; 08:40AM CST
    Instructor:
    Colleen Carey, DPT, C/NDT
    Location:
    Webinar
    Register Today for Contemporary thoughts on Treating the Child with Hypotonia

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