Integrating Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Principles to Facilitate Development of Infants and Toddlers

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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

Course Fee: $200.00

Contact Hours: 7.0

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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 Masonic 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 Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), serial casting, pediatric orthopedic management, feeding/swallowing, kinesiotaping, and pediatric burn injury rehabilitation.
Financial Disclosure: Holly Schifsky receives honoraria for teaching and speaking on this topic.
Non-Financial Disclosure: She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Description
This course will enable the pediatric clinician to advance their knowledge on movement development, synergy development, and 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 Neuro-
Development Treatment (NDT) infant techniques to advance motor development of the premature infant, infant, and toddler.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Participants will be able to identify the theoretical implications of development while integrating Neuro-
    Developmental Treatment (NDT), techniques for infant/toddlers
2. Participants will be able to demonstrate clinical techniques to facilitate rolling, upright sitting, standing,
    weight shifting, and head control
3. Participants will describe the development of the infant chest wall and demonstrate chest wall facilitation 
    techniques to support oral motor skills, phonation, and trunk movement
4. Participants will be able to describe oral motor anatomy and the affects of postural movement on oral management
5. Participants will be able to 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
10:15-10:30am                    BREAK
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
2:30-2:45pm                        BREAK
2:45-4:15 pm                       Oral motor development and facilitation/questions and Evaluation

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #6034

This course is offered for 0.70 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level; Professional area).

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