Neuroplasticity for Children: Change the Brain and the Body Follows
Can the brain be rewired to give your patients better results in therapy and at home? This one-of-a-kind training shows you how therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity can change the challenges in a child’s development. Studies show our brains can be rewired to enhance new learning. In some cases, it acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost function or maximize remaining function in the event of brain injury.
As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of these motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy. Neuroplasticity changes brain connections and hence, changes motor and cognitive functions. From congenital abnormalities to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections. Learn how therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity can change the challenges in a child’s development.
With Dr. Karen Pryor as your instructor, you gain creative and evidence-based approaches to incorporate into a multisensory experience to drive home the importance of diverse and novel activities during treatment sessions. Both high and low tones are discussed in depth. Video case studies demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques learned in this 6-hour course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.
- Describe the primitive reflexes’ influence on movement patterns.
- Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function.
- List strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers.
- Identify the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
- Describe the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities.
- State different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, PTs, and other pediatric professionals
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
Course Instructor: Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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