Instructors: Shelley Mannell PT, Kim Barthel OT

This 3 day course highlights the developing systems in children from birth to one year and how disruption in any one of these systems can impact the babies’ ability to interact with the world. Day 1 will be devoted to the current research on attachment theory, the neurochemistry of attachment and how this impacts on emotional, sensory and motor development. Day 2 will focus on typical motor development from a systems perspective and how babies seek to organize their postural control when they are experiencing difficulties in any system. Day 3 will incorporate practical, hands-on treatment labs integrating Neuro-Developmental Treatment handling skills, sensory processing intervention and the use of relationship to support the baby as they explore the world around them.