The Pediatric Primer
"Making the Transition to a More Secure Future"
An entry level video class for novice therapists, or experienced therapists new to pediatrics. Therapists returning to the field, transitioning from other populations or disciplines, or therapists seeking a refresher class on current trends in pediatric practice. This class offers extensive information that will empower attendees with all the necessary knowledge to begin effectively treating children in the home, school and clinical settings. Special educators and school administrators can greatly benefit from the contents of this class as well.
TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
(The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA).
TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify components of normal development through clinical observation.
Identify dysfunctional components of typical pediatric diagnosis and classify diagnosis in the pediatric population and appropriate treatment options.
Identify the appropriate testing tools and demonstrate through video observation the ability to evaluate the pediatric client.
Identify and prioritize the best treatment options for the pediatric client.
Identify the foundational principles of sensory integration disorders and treatments.
Demonstrate the ability to assess and identify appropriate treatment options through video analysis.
Occupational and Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists.
- Welcome and Overview of Development
Description of normal child development, basic clinical observation and assessment skills.
- Differential Diagnosis
Discussion of the most common pediatric diagnoses and clinical approach.
- The Pediatric Evaluation
In-depth discussion of evaluation techniques and how to conduct effective developmental OT and PT evaluations, including treatment and goals planning, and the use of standard testing tools and targeted techniques for each discipline.
- Treatment Techniques and Approaches
Discussion on specific treatment techniques and approaches with demonstrations covering a range of pediatric diagnoses.
- In-depth Treatment Discussion
Fine Motor for OT’s and Gross Motor for PT’s
- Sensory Integration
A detailed explanation of Sensory Integration and its relationship to pediatric treatment.
- Case Studies
A chance to watch, discuss and ask questions about how the tools and treatments presented throughout the seminar are put into practice.