Current NDT courses - AU

NDT Certificate Course 2019

NDT Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders 

Presenters: Suzanne Davis-Bombria, RPT (USA), NDTA Coordinator Instructor, Kate Bain, HScD, B App Sci (OT), NDTA OT Instructor, Monica Wojcik, MA, CCC, BRS-S, NDTA SLP Instructor, Dr Chris Chapparo, PhD, MA, Macq DipOT, OTR FAOTA

Dates: The course will in have two teaching blocks of approximately 3 weeks each. The first teaching block will be in 7 - 25 January 2019, and the second block 3 - 26 July 2019.

Location: January - Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, QLD; July - Child Development Service – North Lakes, Brisbane, QLD.

Fee $7200. Discounts apply for two or more therapists from the same workplace in Australia.

The pre-requisites for this course are an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech Pathology and a minimum of one year working with children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor issues since graduating. Contact us for an application document.  More info

Contemporary Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is a family-centred practice built on children’s functional strengths. For therapists (PTs, OTs and SPs), the learning environment is open and supportive. The curriculum for this internationally recognised NDT(USA) Certification Course (C/NDT) is based on current evidence in neuroscience, motor development, motor control and motor learning, including evidence for the validity and reliability of emerging research protocols.  

These protocols incorporate: 

  • quantitative and qualitative outcome measures,
  • can address the needs of heterogeneous population groups with diverse functional goals,
  • are sensitive to functional clinical changes following NDT intervention, 
  • and permit research findings to be applied in everyday therapy practice settings.

The course curriculum incorporates a minimum of 261 hours of lectures, demonstration treatments, practical and clinical work. It will cover the basic content areas:

  • Neuro- motor control and functional performance: Assessment and intervention
  • Theories, frames of reference and models of functional performance and neuro-motor control
  • Functional performance and neuro-motor disorders: Clinical practicum

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