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2-Day Advanced Course: Primitive Reflex Integration


Speaker:
Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC064595
Brochure Code:
PWZ88836
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy.

Through neuroplasticity, we have the power to make this happen! It acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost connection allowing us to maximize remaining function!

From congenital abnormalities (Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and more….) to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections.

Dr. Karen Pryor, PT, DPT, will teach you:

  • How therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity will improve motor skills in a child’s development
  • Creative and evidenced-based approaches to incorporate into a multisensory learning experience
  • The importance of diverse and novel activities during treatment sessions
  • The link between primitive reflexes and development
  • How to evaluate the influence of primitive reflexes and effects on the
  • CNS developmental stages relating to motor function

Video case studies will demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques you learn in this course can easily be integrated into the clinic or home the next day, leading to increased developmental success. Sign up today!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 12.5 clock hours in length.


Arizona Teachers

This course is designed to qualify for 12.5 clock hours of Professional Development. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Educators

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12.5 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


Indiana Educators

12.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


Montana Educators

This program is offered for 12.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


New York Educators Live

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 12.5 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Pennsylvania Educators & School Personnel

12.5 ACT 48 Hours will be made available through Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU). Those requesting ACT 48 Hours will need to follow the extra steps during the evaluation process and provide their Pennsylvania Certification Number in order to be reported to the board. Only those individuals who have a CAIU online account are eligible to receive ACT 48 Hours


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 12.5 CPE clock hours. 


Wisconsin Educators

This course may be used toward your Professional Development Plan if it meets your individual goals. Please contact DPI with questions regarding individual PDP’s. This course is 12.5 clock hours. 


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 12.5 hours of Distance Learning continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 12.5 continuing competency hours.


Delaware Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts CEUs approved by a national governing body (e.g., APTA, BOC) or a fellow state licensing board during the current licensing period. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 12.5 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 15.0 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . This activity will provide 12.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 15.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

1.25 ASHA CEUs

 

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Speaker

Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS's Profile

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Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advanced pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Karen Pryor has employment relationships with the Tennessee State University, the Volunteer State Community College, the Daymar Physical Therapy Assistant School, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, LLC and is a field examiner for PDMS-3. Dr. Pryor receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Karen Pryor is on the advisory board for the Maoris Foundation and is the president of the Caring Health Foundation.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Describe the primitive reflexes’ influence on movement patterns.
  2. Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function.
  3. Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers.
  4. Recognize the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
  5. Analyze the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities.
  6. Restate different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
  7. Identify primitive reflexes and how they contribute to development.
  8. Articulate testing and influences of the retention or primitive reflexes.
  9. Demonstrate the integration exercise, including modifications, for each reflex.
  10. Identify the behavioral and physical systems associated with each reflex.
  11. Examine why the reflexes may still be present.
  12. Discuss what reflex integration can accomplish.

Outline

NEUROANATOMY & BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
  • Brain stem and functions
  • Occipital lobe
  • Temporal lobe
  • Frontal lobe
  • Parietal lobe
BRAIN DAMAGE & MISSING PARTS
  • Neurodevelopmental screens
  • Examples of damage
  • What is working and what is not
  • Where to rewire
  • Therapy as infants – faster change
  • Going deep into the brain, beyond the level of damage
BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS
  • High tone
  • Low tone
  • Nystagmus
  • Tremors
HOW TO APPROACH TREATMENTS
  • Developmental milestone review
  • Sensory motor development
  • Vision
  • Vision and hearing
  • Speech
  • Sensation
  • Primitive reflex patterns and influence
  • Opening the hands for exploration
  • Developmental delay and when to go back a step in therapy treatments
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM & GUIDING IT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
  • Lobes next door
  • Videos of before and after sensory stimulation combinations
  • Why vision is vitally important and how it can be stimulated
  • How these concepts can be explained to parents and caregivers
  • The brain is clay and how to make a model
THE PRIMARY & SECONDARY RESULTS OF NEUROPLASTICITY TECHNIQUES
  • Changing the way the brain connects
  • Primitive reflex integration and increased active movements
  • The “Team” – patient, therapist, and parent/caregiver
  • Sensory stimulation to promote appropriate motor response
  • Smooth movements
  • Strength is not the same as tone
  • Simple activities to present to parents
HOW TO INTEGRATE NEUROPLASTICITY INTO YOUR THERAPY PROGRAM
  • Sensation is 3-dimensional
  • Climb through the cloth tube
  • Vision exercises
  • Sensory stimulation for high tone vs. low tone
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPAIRMENTS RELATED TO:
  • Brain stem
  • Mid brain
  • Cerebellum
  • Cortex –
  • Occipital lobe
  • Temporal lobe
  • Parietal lobe
  • Frontal lobe
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
  • Demonstration of primitive reflexes
  • How retained reflexes act on developmental milestones
  • Reasons for primitive reflex retention or re-emergence
  • How primitive reflexes interfere with higher level skills – Reading, writing, sensory processing
DETAIL
  • Palmar grasp
  • Plantar grasp
  • Symmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
  • Moro Reflex
  • Extension synergy
  • Flexion synergy

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Educators
  • Early Interventionists

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Kayla W

"For beginning pediatric physical therapists (I am 4 years out but just within last year developed about a 50% pediatric case load), it may be helpful to have shared your experience with integrating primitive reflexes when you first started out with this treatment approach. I love all that was taught and am excited for growth but it is overwhelming to think about what all has been missing in treatment and how to change the whole approach of therapy. So sharing a personal story may decrease f.orf."

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