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4 Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Blending Intervention Approaches in Children with Developmental Disabilities

Children at therapy present with a variety of diagnosis coupled with multi-system impairments affecting the child’s participation. This requires clinicians to systematically gather data, identify impairments and choose which interventions would best address the client’s needs. There is a need to know which treatment approaches to use, how to combine them and how to effectively measure outcomes.

Dates:29 Nov to 02 Dec 2021 (Mon to Thu)
Time:9.00am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Mary Hallway OTR/L, C/NDT, Advanced NDTA Occupational Therapy Instructor

Mary Hallway is a licensed occupational therapist with over forty years of experience specializing in pediatrics in medical, educational, community-based and private practice settings. Mary is certified in Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Treatment. She is an internationally recognized educator, clinician, and consultant who teaches the OT week for the NDTA 8 week Pediatric course, NDTA advanced courses (baby course, upper extremity course) as well as a variety of short courses including Blending Approaches in Pediatrics extensively throughout the United States and internationally. Areas of expertise include: Neuro-Developmental Treatment; Sensory Integration/Processing; development and distribution of training materials; family training and professional development; consultation and therapy program development and implementation. Mary has published several articles including Handling with Care or Handling Carefully in Parent Articles about NDT and has co- authored the book Combining Neuro- Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration Principles: An Approach to Pediatrics. She recently co-authored/edited an upcoming book An Evidence-Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice (in press).

Course Outline

This course is designed to provide clinicians with an understanding of combining treatment approaches with children with a variety of developmental disabilities. Through lectures, case study presentations, video analysis, and group problem solving exercises, participants will learn through use of clinical reasoning to analyze activity/ participation issues and identify impairments to be addressed with sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment and other intervention approaches. Considerations to blend or not to blend approaches to meet the multi-faceted needs of children with a variety of developmental disabilities and ages i.e., Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism will be discussed as well as outcome measures that can be used.

Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, Participants will:

  • Identify sensory processing difficulties and their relationship to movement and behavior in children with a variety of disorders.
  • Analyze posture and movement patterns and their relationship to sensory processing.
  • Differentiate between movement and sensory issues in children with different developmental disabilities and how they affect functional performance through case presentations.
  • Identify 3 assessment tools that will assist to identify impairments in movement performance, sensory processing and behavioral organization.
  • Apply the clinical reasoning process that guides decisions regarding blending intervention approaches in children with various diagnosis.
  • Choose appropriate intervention approach (es) to address the multifaceted issues in children with various diagnoses.
  • Recognize the importance of evidence to support clinical practice when blending approaches.
Who Can Benefit?

This course is designed for Occupational, Physical and Speech and Language pathologist who treat children of all ages with neuromotor disabilities and or sensory processing problems. This course is not an introductory course and requires clinicians to have some knowledge in Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental treatment approaches.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax
15 Aug 2021 1450
Normal Till Full 1600