NDTA Contemporary Practice Model Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders


NDTA Certificate Courses are postgraduate continuing education courses offered to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists who work with adults or children with movement disorders associated with neuromuscular impairments. The curriculum includes intensive theoretical and practical work based on techniques that were originally developed and taught by Dr. Karel and Mrs. Berta Bobath. This information has been further developed, and is updated on an ongoing basis, by the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Instructor Group.
The Certificate Course core curriculum includes didactic information, hands-on lab work in which participants practice problem solving and application of intervention strategies, treatment demonstrations by instructors, and mentored clinical practice in which participants work with a variety of clients.
Instruction in the NDT philosophy as an interdisciplinary team approach assures that all therapists learn to address each client using a holistic approach. All therapists, regardless of discipline, cover the same course material. Throughout the course, they assess and treat clients with neuromuscular disorders to gain a thorough under- standing of each individual’s underlying posture and movement impairments and the resultant functional consequences. This provides them with the opportunity to understand the “whole” client in order to develop basic handling skills.
Participants apply the philosophy and principles of Neuro-Developmental Treatment consistent with the laws and regulations of their licensure and scope of practice. Participants must meet attendance requirements, successfully achieve course objectives, perform effective assessments, develop appropriate intervention strategies, plan and implement effective treatment plans, and successfully pass the standardized final exam and competencies. Once accomplished, an NDTA Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Each Certificate course is taught by an experienced team led by an NDTA Coordinator-Instructor and includes additional NDTA Instructors who have completed a rigorous training process which enables them to provide expertise and mentoring in the disciplines of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology. All NDTA, Inc. Instructors are required to maintain professional credentials and standards according to guidelines established by the NDTA, Inc.
The NDTA, Inc. Approved Certificate courses are offered in several different formats to meet the needs of consumers. Each format includes the approved content and required contact hours for their respective course (pediatric and adult). Some courses may include distance learning assignments.

*Participants must attend all of the requirements of this training event in order to receive ANY IL EI credits at all:
October 13-17, 2022
December 1-5, 2022
February 17-20. 2023
March 17-20, 2023
April 21-24, 2023
May 19-22, 2023
August 4-7, 2023
October 12-16, 2023

Location City Kids Inc.
5669 N. Northwest Hwy
Chicago, IL 60646
Date 10/13/2022 8:30 AM - 10/16/2023 5:00 PM (Check in 8:00 AM)
Sponsor City Kids Inc
Contact Kacy Hertz (773) 467-5669 citykidsfun.play.learn@gmail.com
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 50.0 - Assessment
50.0 - Atypical Development
50.0 - Intervention
112.0 - Typical Development
Cost $4225.00
Cut Off Date 10/13/2023
Status Closed