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2-Day Advanced Pediatric Neuro-Rehabilitation
Digital Seminar
$439.99 USD
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Digital Seminar
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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  1. Discuss the underlying linear components of motor control and motor learning in typical development.
  2. Describe the contribution of neuroplasticity, the neuronal group selection theory, and epigenetics to motor learning and motor control.
  3. Explore how characteristics of cerebral palsy, autism, and other neuromotor diagnoses influence the development of motor control, motor learning, and functional skills for children with these diagnoses.
  4. Describe four components of strength important for functional play.
  5. Explain how atypical development changes the underlying muscle architecture and influences a child’s ability to generate strength for function.
  6. Utilize the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (The ICF) as a framework for practice.
  7. Create functional and measurable outcomes in a top-down intervention approach to promote a child’s autonomous ability to participate with peers.
  8. Integrate reliable and valid measurement tools throughout assessment and treatment to guide outcome development and intervention.
  9. Develop evidence-based intervention programs integrating diagnosis-specific neuroplasticity, motor learning, and motor control considerations.
  10. Organize motor learning intervention activities using the sequenced motor learning hierarchy described by Gentile.
  11. Incorporate strategies to promote generalizability into intervention programs.
  12. Document progress toward outcome achievement for function, participation, and age appropriate activities using reliable, valid, and responsive tools.
  13. Evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs on the activity and participation of children with disabilities.
How recent changes in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation are reshaping therapy
  • Advancement in neuroimaging – what does it tell us about brain and muscle architecture
  • Neuroplasticity and epigenetics – how they impact motor development and how you can develop intervention programs to maximize their effects
  • Where the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health) fits into this and how this is the path for rehab
  • Hands-on or hands-off approach? Theories of intervention and research supporting or refuting them
LABS: Improve your clinician responding and assessment skills for neuro rehabilitation
  • Practice today’s most reliable evaluations for:
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down syndrome
    • Autism
    • Spinal muscular atrophy
    • Developmental coordination disorder
LABS: Expand your neuro rehabilitation toolbox
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Ignite neuroplasticity for breakthrough results
    • Restore functional strength more quickly
    • Enhance motor control with 4 components you’re not using yet
    • Improve motor learning
    • Increase engagement in therapy and at home
    • Design a more effective home program
    • Promote family and peer participation
LABS: Design robust, diagnosis-specific plans of care for your patients
  • Practice developing treatment strategies for specific impairments related to:
    • Muscle weakness
    • Loss of range-of-motion
    • Poor balance, stability, and coordination
    • Eating
    • Communication
    • Fitness
    • Limited ability to participate with peers
Interactive case studies: Put knowledge to practice
  • Video examples – watch the progress you can make with your patients


Paula Cox PT, DSc, PCS, is an expert in pediatric neurological and neuromuscular rehabilitation with over 35 years of clinical experience under her belt. Dr. Cox operates a private pediatric practice in the Chicago area and provides ongoing mentoring to PT’s in the Chicago area. In addition, she currently works as an adjunct professor at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Dr. Cox received her Advanced MS in PT from Long Island University and her Doctor of Science in Pediatric Rehabilitation from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Program. Her doctoral research examined the use of a robotic scooter, the SIPPC, to provide early autonomous locomotion for infants with Down syndrome. She is committee chair for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) CE course Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Therapy, an ongoing course that investigates current theories and evidence-based practice across pediatric settings. Dr. Cox also served as co-chair for the APT’s NICU to El transition work group. She is a member of the APTA, the APPT, and the Illinois PT Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paula Cox maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University. Dr. Cox receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paula Cox has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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