NDTA Advanced Baby Course in the Management and Treatment of Infants
NDTA Advanced Baby Course - Management and treatment of Infants
NDTA Approved Course
DATES: Monday January 28 to Friday, February 8, 2019NOTE: We will have a full day of class on Saturday, February 2. click here to download NDTA Application
Instructors:Teresa Gutierrez, PT, MS, PCS, C/NDT---- Coordinator Instructor Gail Ritchie, OTR/L, OT Instructor—Present throughout week 1 of the course Gay-Lloyd Pinder, PhD, SLP, Speech Instructor—Present throughout week 2 of the course
Normal development of movement in the first 12 months.
Abnormal development including:a- the development of atypical and compensatory patterns of movementb- the development of secondary impairmentsc- the influence of atypical movement and postural control on other aspects of development such as play, social interaction, emotional development, communication and feeding.
Treatment strategies with emphasis on prevention of secondary impairments and abnormal biomechanical alignment.
Treatment strategies to improve function in other aspects of development.
Strategies to assist parents and caregivers with the management and interaction with their infants at home including dressing/undressing.
Topics related to the care, follow-up and management of pre-term infants/NICU
Early development of the sensory system
Respiration, early communication and feedingThis course will have emphasis on movement analysis with an understanding of the relationship between the impairments present in an infant, the activity limitations and the secondary impairments and limitations seen in older children with cerebral palsy.Teaching strategies include:- lectures/didactic sessions- movement labs during which the participants practice the facilitation of normal movement and treatment strategies with each other- observation of typically developing infants- analysis of movement using audio-visual materials: slides/video- treatment demonstrations- treatment practicums with infants
Demonstrate an understanding of the facts and principles of the development of the normal components of movement for the infant 0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months and 10-12 months describing the following:
Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between the development of abnormal and normal movement by:
Develop assessment and treatment protocols, applying the ICF model and utilizing an understanding of normal and abnormal movement with specific references to tone changes and normal/abnormal movement patterns. The student will be expected to:
Identify the impairments and compensations that can lead to secondary impairments such as contractures, deformities and severe activity limitations.
Describe the influence of postural control and movement on play, social interaction, communication and feeding.
Acquire and demonstrate through performance handling skills with the very young infant with special attention to:
Demonstrate when working with the infant:
To effectively teach parents, caretakers or other professionals techniques of handling and treatment by clearly explaining rationale, by providing appropriate reinforcement and by demonstrating:
Case presentations to which students may be expected to respond may be actual patients, dolls, or written, verbal, slide or video case study presentations.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment is limited to 24 participants.
Minimum Requirements for Students
One year of experience in treatment of children with cerebral palsy after successful completion of the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders.
Actively treating infants with central nervous system dysfunction.
Where:Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy 402 15th Ave. SE Puyallup, WA 98372 Click here for directions to CTU
When:January 28 - February 8, 2019 Jan 28, - 31, Feb 1, 2, & 4 - 8
Normajean Friend - Education Program Assistant
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372