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Lessons from 0-3 Month Olds to Analyze & Treat in Early Intervention

presented by Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT

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When treating infants, what are the priorities? Where do you start? How can parents be successfully incorporated? Neuro-Developmental Treatment with infants has been found in research to be a more effective intervention than a parent-infant playgroup. In this course, learn how to assess and treat infants with neuromotor impairments and delays utilizing knowledge from contemporary NDT that is informed by current and evolving research. Looking at developmental components from newborn to three months, effectively activate the postural muscles and teach the baby how to move and function while minimizing compensatory patterns. You will learn practical treatment strategies that you can immediately incorporate into your practice.

Meet Your Instructor

Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT

Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT is an internationally recognized and respected clinician, teacher and consultant in the treatment of infants & children with neuromotor impairments. She is unique in that she brings first-hand practical experience to her profession as the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. Mrs. Bombria was an Adjunct Professor at…

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1. Observational Assessment of the Baby: Guiding Questions

Chapter 1 outlines key areas to consider when evaluating babies that will lead to intervention strategies. Questions for the family, and specific things to observe with both the parent and baby are discussed. In addition, therapists will learn how these findings lay the groundwork to effectively support the family and promote the child’s development.

2. What Can be Learned from the 0 to 3-Month-Old?

Chapter 2 takes a close look at not only functional gains of the 0 to 3-month-old, but also the underlying components that support developmental changes. Photos of babies progressing through development are presented in order to clearly demonstrate these changes and why they are important to further development.

3. Prone 0 to 3 Months: Comparison of Babies & Treatment Strategies

Chapter 3 presents photos of typically developing babies as well as babies with developmental delays from a variety of diagnoses. An analysis of these children is discussed along with strategies to encourage further development of function and critical components in prone, including the development of the spine and shoulder girdle.

4. Supine 0 to 3 Months: Comparison of Babies & Treatment Strategies

Chapter 4 presents photos of typically developing babies as well as babies with development delays from a variety of diagnoses. An analysis of these children is discussed along with strategies to encourage further development of function and critical components in supine.

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