Therapy Ball Techniques for Early Childhood Skill Development
Cost: $179.00 before March 11/ $199.00 after March 11 (.7 CEU's)
April 10, 2010
This course will focus on the therapeutic value of therapy balls in the development of vestibular responses, balance, spatial orientation, body awareness, muscle strength, and tone.
As a foundation there will be a review of the normal development of the central nervous system and a discussion of what happens in the child exhibiting delayed motor development. Participants will be shown how to develop appropriate treatment strategies using handling techniques with the therapy ball. Through videotaped treatment sessions of children, the speaker will demonstrate effective hand placement and how to use the ball for maximum treatment impact. Participants will be able to experience actual handling and ball activities via a lab demonstration, in the latter part of the workshop day.
Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
- Be able to identify the CNS structures that are utilized to develop vestibular balance, spatial orientation, body awareness, muscle strength, and tonal responses.
- Be able to choose the appropriate handling techniques for the developmentally delayed population.
- Be able to experience proper hand placement during a treatment session and utilize appropriate ball activities for the delayed child.
- Be able to assess treatment needs and appropriately demonstrate three different strategies according to the child’s responses.