HOU16A Peds Primer
Aug 13

HOU16A Peds Primer

This 16 hour seminar on water-based interventions is designed to rapidly introduce pediatric...

 

This 16 hour seminar on water-based interventions is designed to rapidly introduce pediatric...

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6621 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
  • This 16 hour seminar on water-based interventions is designed to rapidly introduce pediatric therapists to motor, sensory and play-based interventions in water. Participants will create a series of aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to alleviate the most common problems associated with the pediatric population and then adapte these ideas to novel situations. Participants will briefly examine research and payer regulations which supports aquatic therapy for the child and explore contraindications, including prevailing precaution myths.
     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
     

    1. Describe at least 1 reason why aquatic therapy would be the treatment of choice under each of 6 stated conditions:

    (a) the patient has poor head or trunk righting/control, (b) the patient has spasticity, (c) the patient has difficulty with transitional movements; (d) the patient has poor sensory processing; (e) the patient has speech/language deficits; or (f) research supports its use.

     

    2. List 5 aquatic precautions and 5 contraindications specific to the pediatric client.

     

    3. Correctly defend a decision to label a condition as a precaution and not as an absolute  contraindication in 4/5 mock scenarios

     

    4.  Compare and contrast at least 3 ways that the goals of PT, OT & SLP providers should differ.

     

    5. Demonstrate a mock aquatic treatment session demonstrating 2 ways to divide labor between PT, OT and SLP.

     

    6. Describe at least 2 ways to appropriately provide a reimbursable cotreatment session when working in water.

     

    7.  Demonstrate at least 2 ways to implement low-tech augmentative communication in the therapy pool setting.

     

    8.   Progress a single aquatic protocol (as viewed in a published case study) from a lower level of function toward independence.


    9. Using 2 payer regulations or research studies as support documents, create a sample statement in order to justify the continued use of aquatic therapy.

     

    10.  Create at least 1 aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises designed to alleviate common pediatric problems as stated:

        increase strength

        improve ROM

        improve oral motor skills

        normalize sensory input (vestibular, visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive)

        normalize tone

        improve head and trunk righting

        encourage play, verbalization and social interaction

        improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception

        normalize transitional movements (lab)


    11. Modify at least 5 standard aquatic exercises as taught by the instructor to address a unique problem.

    12. Design a mock 15-minute aquatic treatment session for at least 2 common pediatric diagnoses.

    13. Using role play, teach at least 2 aquatic exercises correctly to another clinician in order to demonstrate competency.

     

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    This is a 700 series class (teaches Basic-Intermediate skills). The  course  is  designed  primarily for  professionals who have less than 2 years of full-time experience working with children and adolescents in water. Those likely to benefit most are PTs/PTAs, OTs/OTAs and SLPs/SLPAs. This course does not focus on evaluation or examination of the patient and thus, the content is within the scope of practice for the Assistant working under the appropriate supervision of the PT, OT or SLP. This course does include information on goal setting, labor distribution and establishing medical necessity. Although assistants do not evaluate patients, they do require a working understanding of all of these processes in their roles as treatment providers who assist a therapist in documenting progress and executing a plan of care. While the primary audience for the course is the PT/OT/SLP provider, other rehabilitation providers who count the therapeutic procedure aquatic therapy within their scope of practice may find it beneficial.
     

    ATU CREDENTIALING & CE APPROVAL:

    This class is a required class for individuals seeking ATU Credentialing in the Pediatric Track. This course is preapproved for a minimum of 16 CCUs through ProCert (the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy) in 27 states. If the host state for this course does not accept Procert, CE approval for PTs/PTAs will be sought through the appropriate state agency. This course often meets the state established standards for CE for OTs and COTAs; please contact ATU with specific questions. SLPs seeking CE should contact ATU for more information about their many options to obtain credit.
     

    APPLICABILITY FOR PT

    CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Physical Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Physical therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

     

     

    APPLICABILITY FOR OT

    CPT Code 97113 (Aquatic Therapy) is a designated code for the technique of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a recognized procedure by the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Occupational therapists and assistants are recognized providers of aquatic therapy in all states and by most payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

     

     

    APPLICABILITY FOR SLP

    SLPs may choose to operate in an aquatic setting in order to benefit from the fluid and thermal properties of water while providing therapeutic interventions within their scope of practice. They do not typically seek reimbursement under CPT code 97113, but rather use traditional speech codes. ASHA has now granted CE hours for multiple aquatic therapy trainings, including a 16 hour Aquatic Therapy University training designed exclusively for the SLP provider. The provision of skilled aquatic therapy is not entry-level knowlege; providers need specialized training to practice with this population in the unique environment provided by a therapy pool.

     

    SCHEDULE:


    DAY 1

    7:30-8:00 - Registration

    8:00-9:00 - Lecture and facilitated discussion - TOPIC: What makes aquatic therapy  the treatment of choice for these conditions: (a) the patient has poor head or trunk righting/control, (b) the patient has spasticity, (c) the patient has difficulty with transitional movements; (d) the patient has poor sensory processing; (e) the patient has speech/language deficits; or (f) research supports its use.

    9:00-10:00 - Lecture and facilitated discussion - TOPIC: Creating evidence-supported lists of precautions and contraindications. Understanding the continuum between precaution and contraindication and how to make decisions about the safety of care.

    10:00-10:15 Energy break

    10:15-10:45 - Lecture and land lab - TOPIC: Cotreatment and labor distribution in the aquatic setting.

    11:00-12:00 - Lecture and land lab - TOPIC: Examining a case study for merit and applicability. How to progress a given protocol from dependence to independence.

    12:00-1:00 Lunch (on us). Change for pool

    1:15-3:15 Pool lab - TOPIC: Creating aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises:

        increase strength

        improve ROM

        improve oral motor skills

        normalize sensory input (vestibular, visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive)

        normalize tone

    3:15-3:30 Energy break

    3:30-5:15 - Pool lab (continued) - Pool lab - TOPIC: Creating aquatic therapeutic movements, tasks, or exercises:

        improve head and trunk righting

        encourage play, verbalization and social interaction

        improve posture, weight-bearing, balance, gait and proprioception

        normalize transitional movements

    5:15-5:30 - Wrap-up and discussion

     

    DAY 2


    8:00-8:30 - Lecture and facilitated discussion - TOPIC: Using low-tech methods of augmentative communication in the aquatic setting

    8:30-10:30 - Lecture and land lab -  TOPIC: Using payer regulations and research findings to support aquatic therapy.

    10:30-10:45 - Energy break

    10:45-12:00 - Lecture and land lab  - TOPIC: Modifying common exercises to demonstrate skill and progression.

    12:00-1:00 - Lunch (on us). Change for pool

    1:15-3:15 - Pool lab - TOPIC: Skillfully modifying common exercises (from first day's lab) to demonstrate progression.

    3:15-3:30 Energy break

    3:30-5:00 Pool lab - TOPIC: Designing mock treatment sessions for multiple disgnoses

    5:00-5:30 - Pool lab: TOPIC: Demonstrating clinical competency through role-play

     

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen "Kiki" Dickinson, MPT
     

    Kathleen (Kiki) Dickinson, MPT graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a master's degree in physical therapy. She has worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist since 1995. Over the last several years her clinic has expanded and developed aquatic therapy programs for adult neuro and ortho populations with an emphasis on individuals with chronicpain and more medically complicated clients.

    Kiki works at St. Croix Therapy (Therapeutic Services for Children and Adults) in Hudson, Wisconsin and has 19 years of experience developing and implementing aquatic therapy programs for a diverse pediatric population which includes working with children of all ages including the birth-to-three population.

    For over ten years, Kiki has devoted one day per week in the SNF/TCU setting working with the geriatric and general debilitation population. Her caseload featured a high concentration of patients with psychological issues, including schizophrenia, and a full unit of patients on ventilators. Kiki has over 15 years of on call experience in a high-level acute care setting, with both pediatric and adult patients (University of Minnesota Hospital).

    Kiki is certified in the Universal Exercise Unit/Therasuit Method and Craniosacral Therapy. She has been an adjunct professor at St. Catherine’s University for over ten years and teaches Pediatric Coursework for their Physical Therapy Assistant Program.

    Kiki helped develop ATU's novel "Aquatic Therapy for the Speech Therapist" class in 2010. This first-of-its-kind class combined a positioning lab (taught by PT) with a speech & language skills (taught by a SLP). It appears to be the first class to be granted ASHA CEU credits. Kiki teaches custom seminars across the USA for Aquatic Therapy University with an emphasis on the neuro pediatric and adult populations.

    ABOUT ATU COURSES:

        Our classes are taught by board-certified therapists and physicians with Masters degrees and above who have extensive aquatic experience. Our instructors will teach you the essentials you need to know in order to get you started with your aquatic therapy career.
         

        Our teaching style is entirely hands-on and personal. You will first be introduced to new concepts and techniques during classroom lectures after which you will transition into the pool to tactilly apply what you have learned. Classes are traditionally capped at 25 students to insure all attendees receive the one-on-one personalized attention we are known for.
         

        Because learning is a continual process, all students will go home with a class manual that reinforces the concepts covered in class. They also get a free 1-year membership to Aquatic Resources Network's online research, support forums and equipment discounts.
         

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    This class is hosted by North Star Aquatic Therapy, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancellation date is 30 days prior to class start date. North Star will refund 100% of fee for students who cancel before this date. Fee is non-refundable for students who cancel after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague by notifying North Star in advance. In the event that class is cancelled by North Star, a full refund will be issued.

  • Category
    Polyclinic
  • Date & Time
    Aug 13 2016 at 12:00 AM - Aug 14 2016 at 05:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Event Admins
    Lee Salzman

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