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Digital Seminar

Early Intervention for Pediatric Occupational & Physical Therapy

Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS
5 Hours 58 Minutes
Audio and Video
Apr 15, 2015
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


  • Intervention Strategies – Hands-on Demonstration
  • Head & Trunk Control Techniques
  • Transitional Movement Therapy
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Therapy Strategies for Preemies after Discharge
  • Using Therapy to Encourage Development in Toddlers
  • Strategies to Implement the Latest Clinical Guidelines into Your Treatment Decision-making
  • Important Literature and Resources That Are Changing Early Intervention Practice

Having difficulty knowing which interventions might be effective with your patients? This is the course for you! The pediatric population can be a challenge for therapists. Attend this seminar and get the latest in strategies and guidelines for your pediatric therapy patients.

You will get a chance to practice in groups using patient cases to translate appropriate findings from those resources into interventions for your patients. Real life experiences from the speaker and other attendees will allow for discussion and suggestions for best practice related to typical diagnoses. You will have the opportunity to seek input on interventions for unique patients through the group discussion/consensus process. Participants will be assisted in developing a practical plan to sustain skills.

Bring a baby doll for demonstration and practice and maybe just to hug throughout the day.


The NICU Graduate: Therapy Strategies for Preemies after Discharge

  • Discover post-discharge management techniques for those babies born too soon and too small. Learn how to incorporate Developmental Age into your techniques and treatment plans. Through group discussion, learn strategies and tips to implement the best skills required to manage therapy in preemies.

Typical Toddlers, A-Typical Development: Using Therapy to Encourage Development

  • Our toddlers aren’t developing typically. Through group discussion, learn techniques and tips to support families in understanding the child and therapy expectations. Learn how to integrate Health Promotion into your intervention plans for infants and toddlers.

Intervention Strategies – Hands-on Demonstration

  • Learn advanced intervention strategies to improve head and trunk control, as well as facilitate transitional movements such as rolling, sitting, assuming standing. Explore specific pediatric therapy activities to increase strength.

Unique Babies and Toddlers

  • Learn the latest treatment techniques for the unique challenges of treating the babies seen in practice today. Share your own unique cases for discussion of best interventions. Learn strategies to identify red and yellow flags that indicate the need for a referral to another practitioner.

Pediatric Therapy Today: What is changing and how do you keep your practice current?

  • Practical strategies all rehabilitation professionals can use to maintain a high skill level & keep up with current trends in therapy.

Important Literature and Resources That Are Changing Early Intervention Practice

  • Move beyond the articles & clinical guidelines that are changing clinical practice in early intervention: discover practical ways to implement change in your practice TODAY.


  • Cite the variety of diagnoses seen in early intervention.
  • Demonstrate interventions to promote head and trunk control, transitional movements and strengthening.
  • Determine best practice guidelines for a variety of pediatric diagnoses.
  • Support families in understanding the child and the therapy expectations.
  • Review articles that may influence pediatric physical therapy in the next 2-3 years and identify sources of information for your specific caseload.
  • Formulate a practical plan to continue to maintain assessment and intervention skills.

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ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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.

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 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

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 self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

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 self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours 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.



Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS Related seminars and products

Venita Lovelace-Chandler has practiced in pediatrics for 43 years and as an ABPTS certified pediatric specialist for over 25 years. She was a professor until 2014 and taught pediatrics at the professional and post-professional educational levels at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the University of Central Arkansas, Chapman University, and Texas Woman's University. She has conducted continuing education for the APTA, and she has a chapter on muscle testing for infants and children in Reese's Muscle and Sensory Testing, second edition and an electronic chapter on screening for referral in the Campbell's Physical Therapy for Children. She has provided pediatric expertise to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the APTA's Annual Conference Program Committee, and the APTA's Move Forward site. She had a featured discussion on Down syndrome on Move Forward Radio. She has been elected to offices of the Pediatrics, Education, and Oncology sections and the Texas Chapter. She received the Pediatrics Section Thirty-Year Award for Service and was named as the recipient of APTA's 2011 Linda Crane Memorial Lecture. She remains clinically active.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Venita Lovelace-Chandler is Vice-Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. She is a Faculty member at Rocky Mountain University for Health Professions. Dr. Lovelace-Chandler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Venita Lovelace-Chandler is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She serves as secretary for the Texas Physical Therapy Chapter of the APTA.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Target Audience

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 5


Maria Victoria d

"Very good seminar."

Christine H

"Great Course! Appreciate the wealth of resources."

Marsha W

"Enjoyed the course; speaker was knowledgeable and personable, great deal of useful information for my practice as a home health therapist. Very good information about assessing the effectiveness of the interventions and goals I am using; looking at larger picture."

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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