Clinical Reasoning for Assessment and Treatment of the Birth to Three Population

July 18, 2014 9:00am - 12:15pm

This event is open to OT/PT.

This course is approved for 3 TPTA CCUs, 3 TOTA CEUs

Course Location:

Courtyard by Marriott

7424 S Broadway Ave

Tyler, TX 75703


Course Description:

Pediatric therapists treat children at all different levels of development and delays.   It is essential for therapists to have a thorough understanding of what constitutes typical development and the movement patterns that go with this.  Because there is a wide range of milestone markers and movements for children who are typically developing, pediatric therapists need to know how to differentiate between a child who is within the normal range of development, a child who is delayed but is developing typically, and a child who is exhibiting neurological deficits.  This can better be understood by knowledge of what is seen in the typically developing child.   

About our speaker:

Karen Crain, PT, DPT, PCS

Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1980 from what is now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and has been in pediatrics for since 1985.  She has practiced in a variety of settings, including private practice, school based, ECI, and home health.  She received her pediatric specialty certification in 2006 and received her transitional DPT in 2013 from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  Karen has worked for THERAPY 2000 a pediatric home health agency in Dallas, TX, since 2002 and is currently a team manager, which involves direct patient care, supervision, and mentoring.   Karen is actively involved in the North Texas District of TPTA and serves on the Executive Committee.

Learning Objectives:

1)      Enrich understanding of typical child development for infants/toddlers birth to three years old in areas of cognitive, communication, social, and motor development.

2)      Identify signs of atypical development, appreciating the range of typical development.

3)      Describe assessment tools used for a child birth to three years old.

4)      List developmental delays requiring intervention or referral for evaluation by another discipline.


The fee for this course is $89.

9:00 am – 12:15 pm

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