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Pediatric Neurological Disorders for Therapists (10 contact hours) (#620)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  620

Hours:  10

Price:  $139.00

Email Price:  $134.00

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*COURSE EXPIRES ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE* Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet. Course is pending re-approval in NM.



This course covers the clinical aspects of six common pediatric neurological disorders that physical and occupational therapists encounter: cerebral palsy, pediatric traumatic brain injury, shaken baby syndrome, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and autism spectrum disorders. Each disorder is defined, the causes are presented, general signs and symptoms are described. Therapy assessment, evaluation and interventions are discussed. This course is a valuable tool for any therapist or assistant working in the pediatric setting.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES*** After studying this lesson, the therapist will: 1. Know the definition of several clinical pediatric disorders seen by the therapist, including: Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder 2. For each disorder, be able to describe the most common causes. 3. List common symptoms and signs of each of the pediatric disorders. 4. Understand laboratory tests used to establish the diagnosis of each of the disorders. 5. Describe medical treatment strategies for each of the clinical conditions, and understand how medication is employed as part of that strategy. 6. Know how to conduct a pediatric therapy examination for a child with each pediatric diagnosis. Learn the components of a therapy examination as well as diagnosis specific information. 7. Learn specific pediatric assessment instruments that can be used as part of the examination process, and be able to select instruments appropriate for a child. 8. Be able to differentiate between an examination and an evaluation. 9. Be able to plan therapeutic interventions for each pediatric diagnosis.

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Course Reviews

I really enjoyed this self-paced course to fit into my busy full-time schedule at an affordable price.
Elizabeth S., Mar. 17, 2017

The information was clear and understandable, well written. It was helpful. I encounter these disorders every day.

Pearl D., OT TX, Jun. 9, 2016

Informative and thorough--a nice broad overview for common pediatric PT diagnoses.
Shauntae H., Nov. 16, 2015

great course. very informative
stacee v., Sep. 21, 2015

I loved all of the objective, measurement scales and research to establish validity an reliability. Course was very thorough and provided practical treatment ideas.
Andrea T, Sep. 7, 2015

This was a very helpful course as I have recently started in pediatrics and needed a good course to cover all the types of disorders that I come across.
Karla P., Jul. 8, 2015

The course was very good
Rebecca L, Jun. 22, 2015

Excellent material
lawrence a, May. 1, 2015

Love this course! Great reference on fundamentals!
Gisela M. R. OT AZ, Apr. 13, 2015

Very informative and thorough. It covered the high points for each diagnosis.
Karen U, Dec. 29, 2014

good general information. Liked the information for standardized testing and ease of moving through the material.
Jennifer P, Nov. 6, 2014



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