6 Contact Hours
Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the incidence, etiology, and classification of cerebral palsy (CP), and gives each learner specific therapeutic interventions to promote functional mobility and independence at each developmental stage of life: Birth, Preschool, Adolescence, and Adulthood. This course is appropriate for both occupational and physical therapists.
Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L
Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults. Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.
Sherry Rickman, DPT
Sherry received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Belmont University in Nasheville, TN. Her experience as a contract physical therapist has helped her develop a wide range of expertise, enabling her to teach on a number of topics including: wound care, joint replacement, stroke rehab, and pain management. Despite her expertise as a clinician, Sherry's strongest asset is her relentless pursuit to help her patients get better. For that, she is constantly looking to improve her own skills and the skills of others around her. Sherry is a single mother of one daughter and enjoys sitting by her creek when she is not working.
Course Text (required): Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed. (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Audience: OT, PT
Skill Level: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 6
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from "Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd ed." (2007) written by Suzanne "Tink" Martin, PT, MACT, and Mary Kessler, PT, MHS - Copyright 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.
Here is the course outline:
Please read the introduction to provide you with important information and tips about your course.
2. Course Objectives - Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy
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3. Coursework - Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy
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4. Course Final and Survey - Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
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