Professional Development Programs Primitive Reflexes workshop for therapists
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From Primitive Reflexes to Occupational Performance
6 Contact Hours
(.6 AOTA & ASHA CEUs)
Speaker: Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L or Rita Montez, MS, OTR/L

Intro Level Course

“This course was incredible!!! Mary was so engaging and such a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to taking additional classes."

“I can’t wait to incorporate the information I have learned.” Jodi – PT

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*Discounts will not be reflected at the time of registration.
All discounts are taken in-house before any credit cards are run and an email sent, which will state all applicable discounts given.

The tuition for this 1-day course is $270.00*
Discount Deadlines:
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after ?: $320

Course tuition includes handouts, lab materials, morning beverages, and afternoon refreshments.

Description:
Reflex Integration has re-emerged as a “hot” therapeutic topic. This course is designed to bridge the gap between reflex oriented treatment and sensory integrative and occupational performance intervention. Observing components of dysfunction through a “reflex” lens can offer the clinician new insight which may expand therapeutic options. Participants will be guided to scaffold reflex assessment and treatment procedures into more typical occupational therapy practice. Learning how to intersperse quick, “power up” strategies into the treatment session will facilitate the achievement of more adaptive occupational performance while manifesting optimal dynamic postural control, emotional well-being, social ease and cognitive facility.

• Wear comfortable clothing to participate in the movement labs.
• Bring a 75 cm therapy/exercise ball and a yoga mat.

The book Reflexes, Learning and Behavior by Sally Goddard may be referred to during this course. You may purchase it for an additional $30.00 at the time of registration.

This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs: Performance Skills

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Related Area)

Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Practice testing primitive reflexes, righting reactions, and equilibrium responses.
2. Demonstrate homologous, homolateral, and contralateral
developmental movements as basic movement patterns and when expressed in functional activities.
3. Demonstrate a sensory integration activity for each of 4 different
reflexes which facilitates their emergence and integration.
4. Describe the 3 most prevalent residual reflexes found in
underachieving children and how these reflexes thwart subsequent
developmental achievement.

Schedule* (6 contact hours)
7:30 Registration
8:00 Overview of primitive & postural reflexes/primary movement patterns, righting responses, and equilibrium responses as related to sensory integration, postural development, and occupational performance
8:30 Lecture – Lab for major symmetrical reflexes: Review of each reflex in terms of emergence/integration, how to elicit, description, supporting reflexes, functional contributions, retention blocks, activities to facilitate, activities to integrate into occupational performance
9:30 Break
10:00 Lecture – Lab for major symmetrical reflexes continued...
11:00 Lecture – Lab for major unilateral reflexes: Review of each reflex in terms of emergence/integration, how to elicit, description, supporting reflexes, functional contributions, retention blocks, activities to facilitate, activities to integrate into occupational performance
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Lecture – Lab for major unilateral reflexes continued...
1:00 Lab for testing Righting responses and Equilibrium reactions and strategies to utilize in treatment activities
2:00 Break
2:30 Lab for developing homologus, homolateral, and contralateral movements, core strengthening, and how to transition into functional activities
3:30 Discussion and wrap-up
4:00 Adjourn

* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.

Disclosures:
Mary Kawar
• Financial disclosure: Receives a speaking fee from Professional Development Programs.

• Financial disclosure: Receives royalties from Vital Sounds for published materials.
• Non-financial disclosure: Speaker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Rita Montez
• Financial disclosure: Receives a speaking fee from Professional Development Programs.

• Non-financial disclosure: Speaker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Participant comments

“This course was incredible!!! Mary was so engaging and such a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to taking additional classes."

“I can’t wait to incorporate the information I have learned.” Jodi – PT

“GREAT! INFORMATIVE!”

“Loved the class. I learned a lot, really well explained and lots of good treatment ideas.”

“Great course, practical/applicable, can use right away.”

“Loved all the lab work!”

“Thank you Mary for such a broad and rich plethora of both theory, strategies and information to further my study!”

“A lot of information provided resonated with what I have learned as a Feldenkrais practitioner. I really appreciate Mary helping me to be able to apply these principles to children more and it also helped me with PT assessment/evaluation. Thanks!”

“Really engaging and productive course. Ms. Kawar is a very educated and well spoken teacher. I can’t wait to take this knowledge and apply it in the clinic.”

“As always, PDP provides the best CE. Appreciate Mary’s insistence that everyone move and try the movement.”

“Great conference – good treatment ideas and tying problems to real life issues.”

“Speaker was very knowledgeable and experienced. Took time to answer questions.”

“Excellent course – Very informative presentation and speaker! Recommend!”

“Mary really understands this material, which is wonderful for us. I’d love to hear more of her clinical experiences, as she has such a wealth of information to share! This is a wonderful complement to RMT courses.”

"The course was fabulous."

"I feel as though I learned a lot. I can apply a lot of information presented to treatment sessions."

“Thanks, I really have interest in the topic and return to reflexes and bottom up approach.”

“Good information I can use in my treatment. Always enjoy PDP courses. Also enjoy products being available to view and buy.”

“Mary Kawar was excellent. Very well presented.”

“Very Informative – love the idea of training to assimilate the reflexes. Really like doing the movements and practicing the testing.”

“I enjoyed and benefited from the lab components of the workshop, as well as the treatment videos to see the activities in practice.”

 

   

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