This is a workshop “not to be missed” if you’ve ever wondered why fluidity of movement is easier for some individuals and more challenging for others and why some children achieve higher levels of activity and participation.
Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT
Upper Darby, PA
Course Location: Ashcreek Clubhouse
10854 Linderwood Dr.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Treating Towards Pediatric Gait and Functional Skills in Vertical Using the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach
This 2-day introductory to intermediate level course is designed for physical and occupational therapists treating children with neurological challenges who are acquiring gait, vertical mobility, and higher level functional skills in vertical. The acquisition of typical gait and function in vertical will be studied in toddlers and children via slides, video and observation of assessment and treatment demonstrations. Movement labs will be used to facilitate one another through transitions and to learn handling techniques for the treatment of gait and functional tasks typically done in vertical. Observation of assessment and treatment sessions for function in vertical will demonstrate treatment and handling techniques on clients based in a problem solving approach towards an identified functional goal.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
8:30 Typical Development Towards Function in Vertical
9:45 Acquisition and Development of Gait
10:45 Movement Lab
1:30 Assessment & Treatment Demonstration
3:30 Afternoon Tea
4:15 Movement Lab
4:30 End of Day
8:00 International Classification of Function (ICF Model) Related to Client Assessment and Treatment
9:00 Task Analysis and Planning Treatment
10:30 Movement Lab
1:00 Assessment & Treatment Demonstration & Discussion
2:45 Movement Lab
4:00 End of workshop
Total contact hours: 13 hours
Jane Styer-Acevedo, PT, DPT, C/NDT, has been Adjunct Faculty at Arcadia University since 1991, teaching in the Physical Therapy Department and maintains a clinical practice, treating individuals through the lifespan with neurological challenges. She is a master clinician in the areas of pediatrics, neurology, and therapeutic aquatics and has been teaching continuing education workshops, nationally and internationally since 1983. Jane’s scope of teaching includes aquatic and “land-based” courses in Australia, Europe, Asia, India, and North, Central, and South America. She is an Active Pediatric Coordinator Instructor for the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, Inc. and teaches continuing education of varying lengths related to the NDT Approach. Jane excels in the problem-based approach to promoting functional shifts for an individual through therapeutic intervention from the acute phase, through rehabilitation, and community entry or re-entry towards lifelong health and fitness.
2018 Virginia AER Conference
Achieving Independence in All Walks of Life
February 21st – February 23rd, 2018
The focus of this year’s conference is maximizing independence for all of us involved in the
rehabilitation and education of individuals with visual impairments, both personally and
professionally. This includes Parents, Students, Clients, Teachers of the Blind and Vision
Impaired, Rehabilitation Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Orientation & Mobility
Instructors, Medical Professionals and all.