Making Connections: Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Dynamic Core for Kids

5 May - 7 May 2022 @ FIREFLY Children's Services


This three-day, in-person event offers an introduction to Neuro- Developmental Treatment using a Dynamic Core for Kids framework regarding alignment.

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 conceptualizing the development of children with sensory and motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, emotional regulation, sensory processing and motor control.

Participants will develop a basic level skill in clinical reasoning and movement analysis as part of the assessment and treatment process by combining Dynamic Core for Kids alignment concepts with NDT handling. Learning is offered through lectures, small group labs, video analysis and treatment demonstrations. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a treatment practicum with clients, which provides an invaluable opportunity to put your new knowledge into clinical practice.

Stay tuned for more information. Registration will open in late January, pending availability for external registrants.