Day 1 - Option 1 - (Developmental Coordination Disorder) - November 3rd, 2022 (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Day 1 - November 3rd, 2022
Double Tree West Fargo
Therapy Intensive Option 1: Developmental Coordination Disorder: Evidence-based Assessment and Interventions
Is it difficult for your pediatric clients to learn basic motor skills despite having no known diagnosis? Can they learn motor skills with you, but cannot apply the skills in the real world? Learn to identify children with probable Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and provide them with proven therapy interventions, via virtual or in-person services!
Patti will start this workshop by teaching you how to use the right assessment tools to satisfy the 4 Criteria set by the DSM-5 for a diagnosis of DCD. She will then discuss important research on various interventions for DCD, so you can use what works, and avoid what do not! You will immerse yourself in Patti's treatment sessions via case studies and videos, as she demonstrates 6 evidence-based strategies that you can incorporate in your interventions right away…whether you work in a school, at home or in a clinic. Finally, you will learn decision-making algorithms that Patti uses to differentiate DCD from co-morbid or similar conditions...such as sensory processing difficulties (SPD) , attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and joint hypermobility. She will utilize multiple case studies to demonstrate her clinical reasoning process, as the right diagnosis is critical to children’s success!
You will leave the course with practical tools and strategies that you can use the very next day you return to work!