Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Hypotonia

13 Feb - 14 Feb 2015 @ CARE Resources Inc

Baltimore, Maryland

This course focuses on the integration of different treatment approaches when assessing and treating children who display the clinical signs of hypotonia.  The nature of postural tone will be explored with emphasis on the vestibular system and the contribution of gravity to the development of postural control.  Motor development of the child with low tone will serve… as a basis for understanding the challenges that life presents to such a child.  Using a systems frame of reference, we will examine how difficulties in the body’s major systems impact independent functional movement (gross and fine motor, respiration and phonation), including a discussion of diastasis recti.  Techniques in soft tissue elongation, Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Dynamic Core for Kids will be presented within a clinical problem-solving model for assessment and treatment.  The course will feature a combination of lectures, videos, handling labs and group problem solving.

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