This course focuses on effective vestibular rehabilitation for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to disease, toxicity, infection, tumors, trauma, neurological, and congenital/genetic disorders. Experienced as well as novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques that can positively affect the childs motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills and tolerances of motion. The lab course will include pediatric assessments for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, and motor development. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included. While this course is specific to pediatrics, the material does apply to adults with vestibular disorders as well.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply developmental principles as they relate to balance, posture, and motor skills.
2. Identify and recognize manifestations of vestibular dysfunction in infants and children.
3. Describe and demonstrate appropriate assessments for vestibular, visual motor, equilibrium, posture, balance, reflex integration, motor skills, and sensory organization.
4. Describe and demonstrate effective treatment techniques for children with vestibular disorders.
5. Develop home and clinic programs for parents, teachers, and caretakers.
PeaceHealth Medical Group Children's Therapy
Bellingham, WA USA
Course Co-Sponsored By:
Education Resources, Inc.
266 Main Street, Suite 12
Medfield, MA 02052-1216 USA