Intensive Handling and Problem Solving for Function: An NDT Approach

  Date: November 2 – 3, 2018
  Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  Fees: $435


This course is designed for experienced pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapists who are interested in improving their problem-solving skills in order to achieve more efficient functional outcomes for children with Neuromuscular Disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Emphasizing a NDT ( NeuroDevelopmental Treatment) framework, the course will utilize client videos as a basis for problem solving sessions and handling labs. Therapists will have the opportunity to develop functional outcomes related to participation, analyze multi-system and single system impairments and discuss treatment plans. Labs will focus on handling strategies that address priority impairments, facilitate optimal control of posture and movement and relate directly to the desired functional outcomes. Carryover strategies for home, school and community will also be discussed

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Apply the ICF (International Classification o f Functioning, Disability and Health ) model in assessment and treatment planning for children with Neuromotor disorders.


Hypothesize priority multi-system and single system impairments related to specific functional outcomes in children with Neuromuscular disorders.


Implement handling strategies practiced during the course to achieve functional outcomes with improved control of posture and movement in clients.

Course Presenter

Linda Kliebhan is a physical therapist with over 35 years experience treating children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuro-Motor Disorders. Ms. Kliebhan is an NDTA Coordinator-Instructor teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuro-Motor Disorders, Advanced NDT Courses and workshops related to pediatric practice. She is in private practice in the Milwaukee,Wisconsin area where she also serves as Cerebral Palsy Consultant to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedics, and is President of Partners For Progress, Inc. a non-profit organization providing short-term intensive therapy for children and young adults.


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