NDTA Distance Learning Webinar Playful Intervention.

Presented by Dr Kate Bain.

Available until January 2025.

The Play Webinar will include approximately 1 1⁄2 hr lecture with 1 1⁄2 hr group experiences. The practical part of the session involves designing treatment strategies and scenarios in small groups, to meet specific children's goals through playfully addressing task related posture and movement behaviours.
Each part of the Webinar will be directed towards a change in our children’s ‘requested daily task performances’ by post test. These playful interactions will build on the initial strengths and interests of each child.


Moving & Doing-Functional Outcomes of NDT: An NDT Randomized Controlled Trial (18DLV102) PEDS

Presenter: Dr Kate Bain, OT, C/NDT
Dates: TBA


PART 1: What we have we learned from the past? As practising NDT therapists, our intervention is based on past learning i.e. “the integration of classic NDT tenets with current scientific findings and principles of neuroplasticity, motor control, motor development, and motor learning” (Bierman et al ’16 p 10).

PART 2: Towards validation. We predict functional outcomes from participation requests and observations at pre-test and re-evaluate task performance at post-test.

PART 3: How could we scientifically validate these clinical observations? Has our past learning enabled us to accurately predict the future, or in other words, how could we measure a change in task skill as requested by our clients? In-depth discussion of the RCT research protocol; data analysis and preliminary results.

PART 4: So what could the future hold? Including potential research protocols for clinical settings and NDT courses.


NEW COURSE!  Baby Treatment: Contemporary NDT & Evidence-Based Intervention Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT. March 16-20

Contemporary NDT has undergone a paradigm shift that promotes thinking and doing in a new way! This course specifically helps therapists provide evidence- based early intervention to impact a baby and family’s life. Find out how and why this age is the time to emphasize prevention to maximize outcomes for gross motor, fine motor, and respiration. Learn how to enhance developmental outcomes while considering the research that guides decision-making. Optimize ways to support parents in engaging with their children. Analyze development in neurotypical infants and compare to delayed and atypically developing babies and toddlers. An emphasis is placed on functional outcomes appropriate for this age group, and how to incorporate strategies into family life. Case analyses will include developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and prematurity. This course utilizes lecture, labs, and videos.
This new, live webinar reviews some content from Suzanne’s previously offered popular course “Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child,” as well as additional, in-depth content on the most recent strategies and methodologies.

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