Hey! Come here! Look at me! And other ways to engage children with developmental delays
May 5th at Fort Worth office 9:30-11:30 AM
*Space is Limited*
860 Airport Fwy, Ste 210
Hurst, Texas 76054
Presented by Christie Gallaher, M.A., CCC-SLP
Course Description: One benefit of providing services in a child’s home is that we work with the child in his/her comfort zone. One drawback is that we often have to compete with a child’s favorite activities to engage him/her in therapy tasks. This session will help therapists identify new materials and strategies to engage children in therapy activities.
Approval is pending for 2 CEUs by TOTA, 2 CEUs by TSHA, and for 2 CCUs from TPTA.
Play Based Therapy in the Home: Achieving Functional Outcomes through Play
June 9, 2017 at Lone Star, 9:00am - 12:15pm
Kathy Clapsaddle, CCC-SLP and Stephanie Cone, PT, MPT
Class Description: The goal of home based therapy services is to achieve intervention outcomes functional to the home and community, and there is no more functional activity for children than play. Play incorporates intervention targets from all disciplines and is the “work” of childhood. But how do we use play as a framework for intervention? This course will address the research behind play as an intervention model and will discuss the play behaviors of children with typical play skills and how those are impacted by a range of disabilities. Participants will learn play based intervention strategies for children, across ages, including strategies for adapting play for children with significant disabilities and resources for supporting parents in the work of play! Further, they will learn to document play based interventions in a medically necessary plan of care.
This event is open to OT/ST/PT including OTAs, SLPAs, and PTAs.
This course is pending approval for 3 TOTA, approved for 3 TSHA CEUs and pending 3 TPTA CCUs.
Swallow Function Tool Kit – Revised with Goal Writing
June 23, 2017 at Lone Star, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Presented by Chessa Jones, MS, CCC-SLP & Paige Howell, MS, CCC-SLP
This course will review completing a comprehensive bedside evaluation, including using cervical auscultation and palpation. This training will also focus on developing a treatment plan and goals based on evaluation of feeding and swallowing. Goals will be written based on the SMART guideline (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based).
This event is open to OT/ST
Approval is pending for 2 CEUs by TOTA, approved for 2 CEUs by TSHA
Linked: Breathing & Postural Control
This CEU is being hosted by our East Texas division...all are welcome:
July 21, 2017 at:
One Realtor Center
2772 S SE Loop 323
Tyler, TX, 75701
Course Description: This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift; acknowledging the importance of the cardiopulmonary system as an integral component of postural control for patients of all ages. The speaker will present a model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model) that demonstrates how breathing mechanics are linked to motor and physiologic behaviors. This is the cornerstone for the speaker’s multi-system clinical approach to the evaluation and treatment of trunk and/or respiratory impairments for patients with weakness or paralysis. The speaker will finish the day by presenting how to use this information clinically to develop positioning and ventilatory strategies that establish the pulmonary system as an asset rather than a liability for patients. The speaker’s private practice is primarily pediatric, but she will demonstrate the applicability of this material to adult patients as well.
This event is open to SLPs/STAs, OT/OTAs and PT/PTAs.
This course is pending approval for 7 CEUs by TOTA and TSHA and 7 CCUs by TPTA.
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