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Neural Plasticity:Foundation for Neurorehabilitation - Annual Neurodevelopmental Treatment Symposium

9/29 , 9am - 4:30pm

Neural Plasticity: Foundation for Neurorehabilitation

September 29, 2017, 9AM - 4:30PM

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT through August 1, 2017 - $175

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Neurorehabilitation can be described as encouraging the brain to change through behavioral training. It strives to use harness endogenous neural plasticity processes to promote functional improvement. This course is intended to facilitate the incorporation of current principles of neural plasticity into a clinical setting. Attendees will first be introduced to the concept of neural plasticity and how it is measured. Next results from both basic and clinical studies will be used to describe the key behavioral and neural signals that drive neuroplastic change. Participants will learn what current research suggests about the importance of repetition, intensity, difficulty, salience, and specificity for augmenting both plasticity and functional improvement Various factors that influence experience-dependent change such as age, genotype, lifestyle will be discussed. Finally, methods for adapting standard rehabilitation interventions so as to maximally drive neural plasticity will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to apply treatment concepts to clients from their own caseloads during small group discussions.


  1. To be able to define neural plasticity.

  2. To be able to describe the behavioral and neural signals driving neural plasticity.

  3. To be able to apply principles of plasticity in the clinical setting.

  4. To be able to describe novel adjuvant therapies for promoting neural plasticity and functional improvement.


Jeffery A. Kleim PhD

Dr. Kleim received his Masters and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois in 1997. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kansas University Medical Center in 1998 before taking a faculty position at the Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. In 2005 he moved to the Department of Neuroscience and the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the University of Florida. He was most recently appointed the Associate Director of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His work examines the neural substrates underlying motor recovery after Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease using both animal models and human patient populations. Dr. Kleim has published more than 60 research articles and is funded by several national funding agencies to conduct research directed at developing novel therapies for movement disorders based on principles of neural plasticity. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and recently completed a book entitled Neural Plasticity: Foundation For Neurorehabilitation.


Early Bird (postmarked by August 1, 2017): $175

Regular Rate $210

Group Rate 2+ : $195 (Received together after 8/1/17)


September  29, 2017


Friday 9am – 4:30pm


Jackson Hall Medical Center

314 Martin Luther King Jr.
Tacoma, WA 98405

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.6 CEUs (6 Contact Education Clock Hours)


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Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Fax: 253-697-5145


Full refund of the course registration fee, less $75 administration fee, will be granted upon receipt of written request postmarked 14 days prior to date of class.


We reserve the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have called us and received confirmation that the course will be held. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants if the course must be cancelled.

Location Details
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact Details
Normajean Friend
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