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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Neurological Rehabilitation” by Darcy A. Umphred, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Rolando T. Lazaro, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, Margaret L. Roller, PT, MS, DPT, and Gordon U. Burton, PhD, OTR/L © 2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This text provides expert guidance on the therapeutic management of people with functional movement limitations and quality of life issues following a neurological event.  From an essential review of basic theory and commonly used intervention strategies to the latest screening and diagnostic tests, plus new treatment approaches for today’s clinical practice.

A problem solving approach helps you apply your knowledge to examinations, evaluations, prognoses, and interventions for movement disorders initially caused by peripheral or central nervous system problems.  Included at the end of each section are case examples providing opportunities for the readers to deal with specific movement problems seen in patients.  Also included are case studies that use real-world examples to improve problem-solving skills.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 1262 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 9 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 3:  Rehabilitation Management in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Population

Chapter 11:  Neonates and Parents:  Neurodevelopmental Perspectives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Follow-Up
Chapter 12:  Management of Clinical Problems of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 13:  Genetic Disorders:  A Pediatric Perspective
Chapter 14:  Learning Disabilities and Developmental Coordination Disorder

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Neurological Rehabilitation in Rehabilitation Management in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Population.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss how brain injury can be documented.
  2. Recognize neonatal complications associated with adverse outcomes.
  3. Identify the most common ischemic injury to the preterm infant.
  4. Understand the Sarnet Scoring Scale for Encephalopathy.
  5. Explain the neurodevelopmental risk attributable to medical or physiological conditions in the prenatal, perinatal, or neonatal period.
  6. List the dimensions of newborn behavior analyzed in Brazelton's Neonatal Behavior Scale (NBAS).
  7. Discuss the developmental test to assess medically stable infants from 32 weeks to term gestation.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge with equipment commonly encountered in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
  9. Identify musculoskeletal malalignment and functional limitation in neonates.
  10. Explain a semi-inverted supine flexion position.
  11. Discuss expected outcomes of oral-motor intervention supported by clinical research.
  12. Define transient dystonia.
  13. Explain diagnostic categorization of the characteristics of cerebral palsy.
  14. Discuss what arises from the motivation of the child to move in spite of various restrictions on the expression of movement.
  15. Explain the use of poles as a way to achieve graded weight shift.
  16. Identify what has been used to assist in decreasing spasticity.
  17. Discuss alternative therapies.
  18. Recognize the parents need to resolve the emotional impact of the child's disability.
  19. Identify the project that expanded knowledge about genetic basis for disease and congenital malformations.
  20. Define trisomy 18.
  21. Discuss the autosomal dominant disorder that is characterized by a triad of impairments.
  22. Define hyptonia.
  23. Identify the term given to the study into cognitive and behavioral aspects of individuals with certain genetic syndromes.
  24. Recognize ethical, social, and legal issues in genetics.
  25. Demonstrate knowledge in test measures commonly used in pediatric physical therapy.
  26. Differentiate between the individualized education plan (IEP) and individualized family service plan (IFSP).
  27. Identify the term that refers to places and settings in which infants and children typically spend their day.
  28. Understand the two most widely used classification systems.
  29. Discuss children with motor coordination deficits.
  30. Recognize early postural reflexes.
  31. Define sensory integration.
  32. Identify what provides the foundation for the development of play in children.