This intermediate level course focuses on treating the challenging child that does not fit into typical movement impairments of cerebral palsy. Children with cerebellar involvement may range from high functioning and “clumsy” to “doesn’t seem to care to move.” The clinical presentation may encompass communication disorders, autistic behaviors, ataxia, or hyper-tonicity. Recommended intervention strategies are based on Neuro-Developmental Treatment principles.

This course is relevant to Physical and Occupational Therapists, and their assistants, working with children of all ages that are diagnosed with neuromuscular movement dis-orders or autism spectrum disorders. Current research is finding that pediatric cerebellar dysfunction presents as complex involvement affecting sensory-motor, affective, communicative and cognitive function. Course content will cover various examples of how children with these impairments might present during familial, academic or community participation.

Treatment strategies will focus on multisystem system impairments and activities that target balance, posture and mobility of children with cerebellar involvement. (Intermediate Level)

Location Webinar

Date 1/1/2023 7:30 PM - 12/31/2023 10:30 PM (Check in 7:30 PM)
Sponsor Motivations, Inc.
Trainer Brenda J. Lindsay PT, C/NDT and Gail Ritchie, OTR, C/NDT
Contact Scott Boston (800) 791-0262 admin@motivationsceu.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 1.5 - Atypical Development
1.5 - Intervention
Cost $65
Cut Off Date 12/31/2023
Status Closed