SVSEM38: Defining Hypotonia and Discussing Treatment Strategies
Presented By: Barbara Hypes, P.T.

13 Contact Hours - 1.30 CEUs - 13.00 PDUs
$75.00 per person
Course Description
This presentation on treating the child who has hypotonia will focus on specific strategies to improve motor control in this population. Techniques to improve proximal control, sustained postural movements against gravity, and symmetrical alignment will be demonstrated through use of videotapes, as well as practice labs. Participants will learn treatment strategies that can be applied in various practice setting to improve functional performance and independence in children of all ages (infants through school age) with hypotonia.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the basic knowledge and understanding of hypotonia treatment strategies for the hypotonic child.
2. Identify the major problems when abnormal motor control is observed.
3. Identify strategies to prevent the abnormal development of compensatory patterns in the hypotonic child.
4. Describe the importance of trunk and respiratory control for proximal stability to allow function in the extremities.
5. Identify whether if the sensory or motor system is the primary challenge for each patient with hypotonia.
6. Describe specific intervention strategies for establishing more efficient sensory-motor control in children with hypotonia.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York PT Board, California PT Board and the Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page.
High Speed Internet Connection Required. Wireless connections may not be consistently fast enough to watch long video files. You may need to have your computer connected directly to your high speed modem via an internet cable.
Target Audience
Occupational, speech, physical therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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