Introduction to NDT:
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 over-viewing atypical development of children with motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, self-regulation and motor control. Participants will learn to utilize problem solving and movement analysis within the assessment and treatment process. Participants will develop a basic level of skill in problem solving during facilitation of movement. You will have the opportunity to learn through lectures, handling skills labs, treatment demonstrations and in small groups. You will also have opportunity to participate in a treatment practicum with clients which provides an invaluable opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
This 4-day course focuses on movement analysis and problem solving within the assessment and treatment process. The emphasis will be on the contribution of the pelvis, rib cage and shoulder girdle in the treatment of upper extremity, and gross motor function. There will be a combination of lecture, handling skill labs and two treatment practicums daily. Participants must have completed Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment course.