Seminar Detail

Neuroplasticity for Children
Neuroplasticity for Children

Where:   MARIETTA, GA

When:  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Studies show our brains can be rewired to enhance new learning. In some cases, it acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost function or maximize remaining function in the event of brain injury. As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of these motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy. Neuroplasticity changes brain connections and hence, changes motor and cognitive functions. From congenital abnormalities to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections.

Learn how therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity can change the challenges in a child’s development. With Dr. Karen Pryor as your guide, you gain creative and evidence-based approaches to incorporate into a multisensory experience to drive home the importance of diverse and novel activities during treatment sessions. Both high and low tones are discussed in depth. Video case studies will demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques learned in this one-day course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.
Objectives:

  1. Describe the primitive reflexes’ influence on movement patterns.
  2. Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function.
  3. Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers.
  4. Recognize the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
  5. Analyze the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities.
  6. Restate different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
OUTLINE

Understanding Neuroanatomy & Brain Development
  • Brain stem and functions
  • Occipital lobe
  • Temporal lobe
  • Frontal lobe
  • Parietal lobe
Brain Damage & Missing Parts
  • Neurodevelopmental screens
  • Examples of damage
  • What is working and what is not
  • Where to rewire
  • Therapy as infants – faster change
  • Going deep into the brain, beyond the level of damage
Developmental Delays -

How to Approach Treatments
  • Developmental milestone review
  • Sensory motor development
  • Vision
  • Vision and hearing
  • Speech
  • Sensation
  • Primitive reflex patterns and influence
  • Opening the hands for exploration
  • Developmental delay and when to go back a step in therapy treatments
A New Perspective on the Nervous System & Guiding it for Positive Change
  • Lobes next door
  • u Videos of before and after sensory stimulation combinations
  • Why vision is vitally important and how it can be stimulated
  • How these concepts can be explained to parents and caregivers
  • The brain is clay and how to make a model
The Primary & Secondary Results of Neuroplasticity Techniques
  • Changing the way the brain connects
  • Primitive reflex integration and increased active movements
  • The “Team” – patient, therapist, and parent/caregiver
  • Sensory stimulation to promote appropriate motor response
  • Smooth movements
  • Strength is not the same as tone
  • Simple activities to present to parents
How to Integrate Neuroplasticity into your Therapy Program
  • Sensation is 3-dimensional
  • Climb through the cloth tube
  • Vision exercises
  • Sensory stimulation for high tone vs. low tone
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
  • Early Childhood Staff

KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT

Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 38 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Pryor is owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Karen Pryor serves on the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention board.
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COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

GEORGIA COUNSELORS: 6.25 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA (# 7884-18M). Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia for 6.25 CCHs.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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