Integrating NDT Principles to Facilitate Development of Infants and Toddlers
Audience: OT, PT, Development Therapists, SLP
Course Level: Intermediate
Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Check in time: 7:30-8 a.m.
Course time: 8-4:15 p.m.
Location:St. Catherine University
601 25th avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454
PT Lab E870 8th Floor of the Education Building, MPLS campus
Contact Hours: 7.0
Course Fee: $200.00
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Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CBIS; is an occupational therapist that graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1997 with her degree in OT. She has been employed with Fairview since 2010 and currently is a level II clinical specialist in the NICU. Prior to her employment at Fairview she practiced at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE for 13 years as a senior occupational therapist focused on pediatrics, burn injuries, and neurological conditions. She was the Pediatric Program Manager and provided consultation to a variety of pediatric settings within the Midwest. She has lectured at multiple Universities, state, and regional conferences on the above topics and is a member of the National Pediatric Task Force that developed the Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Act. Currently, she works full-time in the NICU at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital with a focus on neonatal/infant development and feeding/swallowing. Her clinical work has focused on pediatrics with advanced training in pediatric/infant/toddler NDT, serial casting, pediatric orthopedic management, feeding/swallowing, kinesiotaping, and pediatric burn injury rehabilitation.
This course will enable the pediatric clinician to advance their knowledge on movement development, synergy development, achievement of motor milestones, movement analysis, and typical/atypical movement patterns. The focus of the course will be movement development for the premature infant through toddler aged child. During the course, participants will learn specific developmental patterns for the chest wall, trunk, extremities, and oral motor region. Included in this course will be hands-on lab time with the focus on NDT infant techniques to advance motor development of the premature infant, infant, and toddler.
1. Understand the theoretical implications of development while integrating NDT techniques for infant/toddlers
2. Demonstrate clinical techniques to facilitate rolling, upright sitting, standing, weight shifting, and head control
3. Participants will understand the development of the infant chest wall and demonstrate chest wall facilitation techniques to support oral motor skills, phonation, and trunk movement
4. Understand oral motor anatomy and the affects of postural movement on oral management
5. Demonstrate oral motor techniques to increase functional trunk mobility
7:30-8 am Check in/registration
8-9am: Movement synergy development, planes of movement, infant development
9-10:15am Lab time: Rolling facilitation, upper extremity positioning, visual development integration
10:30-11:30am Lab time: abdominal synergy facilitation, upright sitting facilitation, head control, prone to 4-point facilitation
11:30-1215pm Atypical developmental patterns and treatment options
12:15-1 pm LUNCH
1-2pm Chest wall development: premature infant, infant, toddler, and medical complications
2:00-2:30pm Lab time: chest wall facilitation and movement patterns
2:45-4:15 pm Oral motor development and facilitation/questions and Evaluation