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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on March 15, 2019.
- Audio CD - 4+ hours Instructions
- 6 hr 24 min
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT
- PESI Rehab
- 3/15/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Describe the primitive reflexes’ influence on movement patterns.
- Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function.
- Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers.
- Recognize the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
- Analyze the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities.
- Restate different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
Understanding Neuroanatomy & Brain Development
Brain Damage & Missing Parts
- Brain stem and functions
- Occipital lobe
- Temporal lobe
- Frontal lobe
- Parietal lobe
- 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
How to Approach Treatments
A New Perspective on the Nervous System & Guiding for Positive Change
- Developmental milestone review
- Sensory motor development
- Vision and hearing
- Primitive reflex patterns and influence
- Opening the hands for exploration
- Developmental delay and when to go back a step in therapy treatments
The Primary & Secondary Results of Neuroplasticity Techniques
- Lobes next door
- 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
How to Integrate Neuroplasticity into your Therapy Program
- 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
- Sensation is 3-dimensional
- Climb through the cloth tube
- Vision exercises
- Sensory stimulation for high tone vs. low tone
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.
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.
Continuing Education Credits
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