TWO DAYS OF BABY TREATMENT via NDT
An Introductory/Intermediate Course for Pediatric Therapists
Suggested Audience: PTs and OTs and STs

This course is appropriate for all disciplines.

This course will focus on the baby 0-12 months.  It will cover more detailed development of motor synergies and how this allows the infant to function in their world.  You will also need a doll to facilitate and will practice on each other in LABs. There will be a demo of baby treatment daily. You should be currently treating babies and an introductory course in NDT would be helpful but not necessary.

Early Intervention Credits, IPTA and ILOTA credits and ASHA credit will be provided.

Tuition:  This course will be offered through ndta.org

Instructors:
The Instructor for this course is Kacy Hertz, PT, C/NDT. Kacy has been teaching NDT based courses for over 20 years and is an active clinician treating children through the lifespan.

Schedule and Objectives for Two Day Baby Course

All Therapists need jointed medium sized dolls-

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to Assessment and Treatment of babies using a current NDT approach.  Typical and atypical development from a sensory motor perspective, baby assessment and how to therapeutically handle babies is covered and practiced. This is a great course for the pediatric therapist who sees babies and needs to know how to apply handling techniques to little bodies.  You must bring a 18-24 inch jointed doll for use during lab.  Presentation will be via lecture/PPP, video clips and demos.

Course Objectives

The participant will:

1) Have a basic understanding of the history of baby treatment and why baby treatment is different from treatment of older children.

2)  Understand how to assess a baby’s sensory motor impairments.

3)  Understand how to write functional goals for baby treatment.

4)  Apply treatment techniques to encourage movement and sensory motor development

5)  Understand basic typical and atypical development.

6)  Develop a treatment plan for a baby with CNS impairments

 

Day One

8:00 Welcome/Introductions

8:30 History of Baby Treatment and NDT

9:30 Why is Baby Treatment Different?

10:15 Break

10:30 Assessment/Treatment Overview via NDT Theory and Philosophy

12:00 LUNCH

1:00  Tools of the Trade-Your Hands and the Dance

1:45 In the Beginning-Newborn-2 months

2:30 What should happen and what goes wrong

What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls

3:00 Break

3:15 3-4 Months

What should happen and what goes wrong

What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls

4:00 Demo of baby treatment

5:00 Discussion

5:30 Adjourn

 

Day Two

8:30 6-9 Months

What should happen and what goes wrong

What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls

9:30 Adjuncts to introduce-SPIO, TOGs, and Helmets

10:15 Break

10:30 Torticollis-how to address, position and treat

12:00 Lunch

1:00 10-12 Months

What should happen and what goes wrong

What you should work on-LAB with each other and dolls

2:30 Use of orthotics and shoes for standing

3:00 Break

3:15 Review the Sequence/DEMO with instructors

4:00 Demo of baby treatment

5:00 Discussion/Questions

5:30 Adjourn