Three Day introduction to Neuro-Developmental Therapy

This course is designed to acquaint physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists working with children with motor dysfunction due to cerebral palsy with an introduction to the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach. Participants will experience typical development and atypical development, broadening their understanding of the movement challenges faced by their clients.

Practicums and treatment demonstrations will augment didactic instruction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the components of movement in typical development 0-12 months.
  • Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the components of atypical movement demonstrated by children with cerebral palsy.
  • Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the components of normal postural reactions necessary for motor function.
  • Participants will achieve a preliminary understanding of neurodevelopmental therapy concepts, principles of assessment and treatment.

Day One
8:30 Registration
9:00 Typical Development
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Typical Development and Practicum
4:30 Adjourn

Day Two
9:00 Atypical Development
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Treatment Demonstration
Postural Reactions and Practicum
4:30 Adjourn

Day Three
9:00 NDT as a Treatment Approach
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Treatment Demonstration
Practicum
4:30 Adjourn