With the rising incidence of cerebral palsy, survival of the tiniest premature infants and the increased incidence of torticollis, any professionals
working with children in an inpatient, outpatient, school or home environment will undoubtedly be asked to assess and treat children with movement and
neuromuscular disorders. A diagnosis of "cerebral palsy" or "developmental delay" is very general and professionals who are asked to treat a child with one
of these or other general diagnoses must have a good understanding of the evaluation tools and treatment options that will guide the provision of an
individualized, safe and effective program for each child.
This one-day seminar will help attendees choose the best assessment tool (standardized and non-standardized) for each patient and get a comprehensive
picture of the patient by using an orderly approach for general observations (PIQ-ture). Goal-setting and treatment ideas will be discussed for each type of patient,
noting differences between "evidence-based" treatment ideas and standard protocols used. The benefit of developing personal skills such as observation,
wide thinking and curiosity, as well as their integration into an overall treatment philosophy, will be discussed. The attendee can expect to leave with
many hands-on ideas that can be used immediately in the practice setting, as well as numerous resources and ideas for further study.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discuss specific evaluation tools and techniques for prematurity, torticollis, hypotonia, hypertonia and balance problems, including the PIQ
(Posture in Positions, Initiations and Inhibitions, Quality and Quantity) system
- Examine treatment ideas and effective interventions for each diagnosis applicable in a variety of treatment settings
- Develop a personal "resource treasure chest" to assist in the ongoing treatment of patients
- Integrate current research into clinical decision making for the pediatric patient
- Discover how using techniques employed by Leonardo da Vinci can improve your clinical skills
- Describe the assessment tools available for pediatric motor evaluations and identify which one(s) to use for specific pediatric patients
- Organize information gathered during an evaluation session into a comprehensive report
- Define and describe five common types of pediatric patients seen by motor therapists and school personnel
- Develop a treatment for each of the five types of pediatric patients: children with low tone, high tone, torticollis, balance problem and premature
- Implement the PIQ-ture assessment tool to complement and complete an evaluation of any pediatric patient
- Discover the underlying principles used by Leonardo da Vinci to organize and examine information in his world, and learn how to apply it to your
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
MICHELLE FRYT LINEHAN, MSPT, PCS, M.Ed., is a licensed physical therapist and APTA Pediatric Certified Specialist with over 26 years
experience working with children in both rehab and educational settings. Currently she works in an outpatient facility in Spokane, Washington, and runs a
part-time sole proprietorship, treating children in Idaho. Ms. Linehan previously worked in the field of education, both in the United States and in
Africa, as a teacher and state-level administrator for a total of 13 years. She has spent the last 13 years working as a pediatric physical therapist in a
variety of settings: hospital acute care, outpatient, school systems and early intervention programs. Ms. Linehan also previously owned a pediatric physical
therapy practice in Georgia, seeing children in both school and home environments.
Ms. Linehan received a Bachelorīs Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1980, obtained a Masterīs Degree
in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1987, and in 1993 she earned her MSPT from Boston University. Ms.
Linehan completed the NDT/Bobath 8-week Pediatric course in 1999 and became a Pediatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2002. She also has earned certifications in Threshold Electrical Stimulation and Infant Behavior Assessment. Ms. Linehan views "Evidence Based Practice" as a necessary aspect of her clinical practice and continually strives to seek effective ways to provide physical therapy services to all of her patients.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Special Education Teachers
- Preschool and Daycare Educators
- Preschool and Daycare Directors
- Early Intervention Staff
- Home Health Personnel
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Centerīs Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of
AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT AND 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
This program has been submitted to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 credit hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME
Seminar Check-In 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM