September 24, 2020 - 12:00 am
Integrating NDT, SI and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics with Kim Westhoff
*This is an OPEN Event*
Audience: PTs and OTs
CEU Hours: 13 Hours (approved by AOTA; pending by TPTA)
Location: THERAPY 2000 – 2535 Lone Star Drive, Dallas TX 75212
For THERAPY 2000 / GAT Employees: FREE!
For those who do not work for THERAPY 2000/GAT: $325
Kim Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT is a passionate presenter who offers practical concepts and intervention approach to be readily applied in multiple settings with applicable information for the whole team.
She brings a wealth of experience having practiced in a variety of settings including, but not limited to hospital outpatient & specialty clinics, private clinics, schools, community environments, and currently a private home & clinic based practice. Her expertise includes innovative services to infants through young adults along with their families who experience physical, sensory, learning, emotional and behavioral challenges. She is a recognized educator both nationally and internationally and had presented a variety of educational seminars for occupational & physical therapist, speech pathologists, families, educators, and physicians. She is a Pediatric OT instructor for NDTA and is an active member within the NDTA Instructor group.
Do you ever wonder where to begin with your clients that have many needs? What is the leading area of concern? Why does it seem my treatments aren’t as effective as I anticipated? This workshop will enhance critical thinking skills and hands-on skills to facilitate therapists in using a problem-solving approach when treating children with complicated developmental challenges. Focus during the workshop will utilize critical thinking skills for evaluation and assessment from a neurodevelopmental, sensory and motor learning aspect. Using this approach will assist therapists in setting realistic and measurable goals that will drive treatment sessions resulting in more effective intervention.
- Identify key aspects of development in the context of typical movement and sensation related to a designated task
- Create a functional goal for a designated task applying current concepts learned from an NDT, ST and motor learning aspect
- Apply critical thinking to design a prioritized approach that identifies top areas to be addressed in treatment
- Using a systematic approach describe a treatment plan based on functional goal
- Design three intervention steps to execute in treatment