Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Karen L. Crilly PT, DPT

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Course Highlights

  • Identifying red flags of developmental delays including autism in infants and young children
  • Immediately improve mobility and neuromotor skills using practical treatment techniques
  • Achieve results on postural control and mobility as a teacher, therapist, parent or caregiver by implementing the learned strategies during the child's daily routine.
  • Evidence-based interventions, standardized assessment tools, and other objective measures to identify neuromotor impairments
  • Hands-on labs for developmental analysis, intervention selection, and manual techniques for children with challenging conditions
  • Apply the latest strategies, including therapeutic activitiesfor tone management, orthotic selection, and kinesiology taping.

Additional Info

Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a wide range of motor dysfunction that affects a person's ability to moveand maintain balance and posture. While Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood (affecting 1 in 323 children), there are many other prevalent motor impairments due to autism, down syndrome, and other physical problems connected to an array of neurological conditions. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide early identification and provision of services to infants and toddlers. The role of childhood health professionals has become particularly important because of the greater emphasis placed on early identification of children with delays. It is also essential to empower the families with the proper tools to improve overall progression of the child.

This workshop will provide participants with quick and practical techniques to identifyneuromotor impairments in infants and young children. The hands-on strategies will allow you to be a proactive clinician, allowing the implementation of a plan of care that can improve functional outcomes. Return to your practice with tools to immediately implement the best interventions, the latest research, and safely challenge this very fragilepopulation.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Identify three red flags of neuro developmental impairment in infants and children.
  2. Implement treatment strategies and interventions to maximize progress,promote collaboration, and achieve results.
  3. Demonstrate analytical thinking and reflective judgment through discussions and hands-on labs for collaborativeinterventions.
  4. Develop comprehensive problem solving strategies as well as team participation skills needed for parent-therapist collaboration.
  5. Utilize outside of the box intervention strategies that carry over from one session to the other.
  6. Apply the intervention latest strategies, including therapeutic activities for tone management, orthotic selection, and kinesiology taping.
  1. The Neurological Examination Toolbox
    1. The neuropathology of the child with disabilities: Understandingthe child's diagnosis
    2. The value of the integrated assessment
    3. Indications and contraindications: Identifying who needs the assessment and when is the assessment needed
    4. Assessment tools: Neuromotorand developmental standardized tools
      1. Discussion and implementation
    5. Concerning signs for neuromotor impairment: Know when to refer and when to move forward.
    6. Risk factors for handling interventions for daily care and mobility needs
  2. Reading the Cues: Knowing When to Start, When to Stop, and Whento Keep Moving Forward
    1. Physiological ranges
    2. Engagement, disengagement, and avoidance signals
      1. Understanding and interpreting cues
      2. Learning ways to bring the child to engagement
      3. Determine ifthe signals are behavioral, physiological, or a medicalcondition
      4. Confidently move forward with success
    3. Modifying the environment for developmental progression, home and/or classroom success and optimal engagement.
    4. Ways to coaching the parents to learn to read and understand their child's cues.
    5. Practice Lab
  3. The Intervention: Setting a Successful Plan
    1. The seven learning styles
    2. Identifying, prioritizing the goals, andplanning ahead for change: For therapy, home and schooldaily plans
    3. Positioning aides to facilitate movement
    4. The family centered care approach
    5. Ecology of the child's daily environment
  4. The Intervention: Strategies to Promote Movement and Independence
    1. The Ground Cognition Theory: Integrating object manipulation, motor-perceptual skills andpeople interactions into the daily plan.
    2. Improving gross motor skills
    3. Improving fine motor skills
    4. The integration of activity, activity, activity
    5. Strategies for enhancing variability of movement
    6. Case Study
  5. Proven Strategies for Improved Mobility
    1. Managing hypertonicity
    2. Managing hypotonicity
    3. Managing and understanding when the child presents with mixed tone
    4. Strategies to reduction handling: Knowing when and how to reduce your support
  6. External Supportsfor Progression
    1. Orthotic options
    2. Kinesiology taping decision making and strategies
    3. The differentgait trainers, canes, props, railings and others

Karen Crilly graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. She completed an advanced master's degree with full concentration in developmental disabilities in 2000 from New York University, and earned a doctor of physical therapy from Temple University in 2011. She is a brain injury certified specialist and an APTA certified clinical instructor. She uses her expertise in her teaching, and clinical practice with the pediatric population. She currently practices as an advanced clinical specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in the outpatient setting and serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Texas Chapter. Crilly's service to the profession began as a student and has evolved throughout her career. She possess extensive experience in a great variety of pediatric areas, among them are pediatric outpatient, home health, early intervention, pediatric aquatic therapy, schools system, sensory gyms, pediatric acute care at Level I trauma hospital/NICU Level 4 and pediatric in-patient rehabilitation. Above all, she is a strong advocate for patients' rights and safety, educating and assisting the families to find the resources needed to allow their child to succeed. She takes great care in the day-to-day management of her patients, encouraging her patients to participate actively in their healthcare, with the purpose of seeking and providing opportunities for learning and help the children reach their maximum potential. She is a patient, caring therapist who believes that each child must be given the opportunity to develop to his/her fullest gross motor potential.


FINANCIAL: Karen Crilly is compensated as the owner of Casa Care Pediatric Therapy and by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL: Karen Crilly is an active member of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte.

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