Baby Treatment: Contemporary NDT and Evidence-Based Intervention
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT
Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete four sessions for 11.5 Contact Hours (1.15 CEUs)
December 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2023. 6:40 pm EST • 5:40 pm CST • 4:40 pm MST • 3:40 pm PST (US). Registration includes access to four sessions and all handouts. Please download Brochure at link below for full schedule. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
During the course please have a doll of about 20" to 24” with bendable parts, like a rag doll (stuffed animals don’t usually work well). Dolls will be used to practice techniques. AUDIENCE: This course is relevant for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, SLPs and SLPAs.
Contemporary NDT has undergone a paradigm shift that promotes thinking and doing in a new way! This course specifically helps therapists provide evidence-based early intervention in order to impact a baby and family’s life. Find out how and why this age is the time to emphasize prevention to maximize outcomes for gross motor, fine motor and respiration. Learn how to enhance developmental outcomes while considering the research that guides decision-making. Optimize ways to support parents in engaging with their children. Analyze development in neurotypical infants and compare to delayed and atypically developing babies and toddlers. An emphasis is placed on functional outcomes appropriate for this age group, and how to incorporate strategies into family life. Case analyses will include developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and prematurity. This course utilizes lecture, labs, and videos.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Determine three appropriate interventions based on current research findings. Identify three cues of engagement & disengagement. Apply a strategy to assist regulation for calming & organizing in infants & toddlers. Analyze respiratory, gross motor and fine motor components and development in the case study provided. Utilize family-chosen outcomes and observational assessment to guide intervention. Develop three effective strategies for the desired functional outcomes Incorporate two family factors and identify practical home program ideas.