4 Contact Hours

Therapists who treat children with CP face significant challenges in their efforts to provide efficacious interventions. This entry-level to intermediate-level course for occupational therapists and assistants discusses the therapeutic management of children with CP, focusing on neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) as an intervention.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

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, "Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation, 2nd ed. (2006)" written by Elke H. Kraus, PhD, BSc. Occ Ther., Dip Ad Ed, - Copyright 2006 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the relationship between posture and upper extremity function, including being able to compare and contrast postural control in typical children versus children who live with cerebral palsy.

2. Discuss sensation, kinesthetic, and biomechanical considerations and their influences on trunk and upper limb control in children who live with cerebral palsy.

3.  Utilize inhibitory and facilitation techniques to improve upper limb function.

4. Plan and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

5. Describe the intervention process and implement an NDT approach to facilitate upper limb development.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - OT Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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3. Coursework - OT Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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4. Course Final and Survey - OT Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion