ARTICLE12: Issues in Cerebral Palsy Part 3: Physical Handling and Positioning to Promote Functional Skills
Presented By: Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA; W. Michael Magrun, M.S., OTR

1.5 Contact Hours - 0.15 CEUs - 1.50 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
The ultimate goal of treatment is to promote and achieve better efficiency in functional skills. Children with neuromotor disorders often have the desire to explore and interact with their environment. However they are unable to organize their movements or change positions efficiently and their efforts result in compensations that further embed dysfunctional postural problems and can compromise their musculoskeletal structure. Adapting positioning and providing handling ideas for parents and caregivers insures that gains the child makes through direct physical handling treatment are reinforced throughout the child's daily routine.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the importance of a understanding the foundation for skilled performance.
2. List the major considerations of physical handling to promote functional skill.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals.
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Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech 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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