Improve your skills in Early Intervention using postural control and biomechanical strategies.
Dates: July 20-22, 2020
Faculty: Teresa Gutierrez, PT, MS, PCS, C/NDTA; Pediatric Coordinator Instructor, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association
Seminar & Lab Course
An update is provided on postural control and developmental biomechanics with an emphasis on the evolution of atypical development in infants during the first year of life. Examination, treatment planning, and intervention are analyzed with application to participation in mobility, functional activities, and play. Treatment principles and developmental management of infants with special conditions of torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachial plexus injury, and cerebral palsy are covered within the context of early intervention and outpatient follow-up. The seminar is combined with participant movement and intervention labs.
Neonatal Examination, Intervention, Feeding, and Transition to Home
Dates: July 23-25, 2020
Co-directors: Jane Sweeney, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA and Jan McElroy, PT, PhD, PCS
An interdisciplinary faculty will present key neonatal therapy topics for professionals interested in either preparing for neonatal practice or acquiring a neonatal science and practice update. The scope of the course includes embryology and fetal development related to NICU care, neonatal neuropathology and developmental outcomes, neonatal examination processes, neonatal therapy intervention procedures, feeding overview for medically-compromised infants, and transition to home.
Early Intervention, NICU, and Community Health settings
Master Trainer: Yvette Blanchard PT, ScD; Brazelton Institute, Boston, MA
Course for Certification
This two-day course for certification in the NBO system is taught by an expert trainer from the Brazelton Institute. The NBO system is an interactive observational tool for use with infants and parents in hospital, clinic, and home settings. Based on the pioneering work and philosophy of T. Berry Brazelton, MD, this training guides clinicians and early interventionists in identifying infant abilities, designing methods to support infant development, and partnering with parents to build infant-parent attachment. The focus is on premature and at-risk infants with emphasis on cultural competence, family-centered care, and infant development. The NBO system helps determine the behavioral profile of the infant and allows the practitioner to provide parents with individualized and unique information about their infant.