• Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment

    30 May - 1 Jun 2019 @ Child Development Centre of Prince George and District

    This 3-day course utilizes a hands-on problem solving model. Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to the development of upper extremity function, oral motor function, phonation and functional mobility. The systems framework also assists when examining atypical development of children with motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, self-regulation and motor control.

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

    21 Sep - 22 Sep 2019 @ APTA Montana/Wyoming

    Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, etc.  Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.

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  • Dynamic Core for Kids Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

    18 Oct - 19 Oct 2019 @ Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

    Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, etc.  Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.

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  • It's All Connected: Dynamic Relationships in Postural Control

    15 Nov - 16 Nov 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Bethesda

    STAR INSTITUTE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: Strategies, Science and Success

    Therapists have always considered postural control as foundational for the development of functional motor skills. However, recent use of a dynamic  systems model has led us to discuss the fluidity of the components of postural control as integral to the creation of function.

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