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Upcoming Workshops/Seminar

Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Learning, Motor Control, and Strength

This introductory-intermediate level lecture and lab course will explore how characteristics of cerebral palsy, autism, and other neuromotor diagnoses influence motor control, motor learning, strength, and function for children from birth to teens. Evidence-based examination and intervention strategies will be presented to promote motor learning and achievement of personal, functional outcomes in light of a child's specific diagnosis. Using the ICF as a framework for practice, case studies and lab sessions will provide attendees opportunities to integrate the information provided with clinical judgement to develop outcomes, examination plans, and intervention activities for a given child. Therapists will learn to apply valid and reliable tools to measure responses to intervention over time in order to set treatment priorities, document progress and modify intervention.

The course is being instructed by Paula Cox on Nov. 2 and 3, 2019. This particular course counts for 16.8 contact hours with NY State. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ed Leonard at (845)341-4280 or edward.leonard@sunyorange.edu

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Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

This course is designed to help clinicians tailor their vestibular therapy treatments to meet the needs of children aged 5-18. Much of the research and treatment outcomes in vestibular therapy are based on adult subjects. Children are often difficult to treat effectively because they do not have the vocabulary to describe their complaints, and often diagnostic testing requires full cooperation to be useful. This course addresses the gap for experienced and novice clinicians. By addressing the care and treatment of common pediatric conditions such as BPPV, vestibular neuritis, migrainous disorders, concussion, imbalance, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiology.  Using evidence-based clinical reasoning, you will be able to identify, treat and progress rehabilitation programs.  This course combines lecture, hands on lab, video and case presentations to help the practitioner to help the practitioner diagnose and treat specifically for the younger patient.

The course is being instructed by Inger Brueckner on May 15 and 16, 2020. This particular course counts for tbd (contact hours) with NY State. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ed Leonard at (845)341-4280 or edward.leonard@sunyorange.edu


Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment: 4 Day Intensive focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges

This intensive, 4-day, hands-on course will leave therapists with concrete tools and strategies to effectively conduct an in depth physical and sensory/motor function assessment and design effective interventions for clients birth to adult with varying degrees of involvement. This course is geared toward the intermediate to advanced clinician who is looking to improve and synthesize skills into a comprehensive and organized assessment and treatment strategy, integrating NDT, SI, reflex integration, myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, and the visual-vestibular-auditory triad in both clinic and school settings. These effective treatment strategies extend to improving self-regulation, visual motor skills, attention, social interaction, picky eaters, sleep disorders, and sensory motor skills utilizing a “trauma informed” approach.  Learn to design effective treatment plans for clinic and school, in addition to home programs, classroom strategies and environments for success for children with a wide range of diagnoses including; Autism ADHD, Anxiety and PTSD.  This course creates a lasting paradigm shift on the physical/behavioral connections and gives participants a new lens to assess and treat clients.

The course is being instructed by Debra Dickson on August 13 - 16, 2020. This particular course counts for tbd (contact hours) with NY State. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ed Leonard at (845)341-4280 or edward.leonard@sunyorange.edu

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