n in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation and intervention strategies for pediatric clients. The course includes detailed didactic review of the vestibular system, its function
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Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

A Competency Based Course


October 12-15, 2011

This 5 day course provides an in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation and intervention strategies for pediatric clients. The course includes detailed didactic review of the vestibular system, its function, and the effect of damage to this system on development. Participants will receive hands-on training in evaluation, clinical decision making, and intervention strategies for vestibular function and related impairments for children. November 15 - 19, 2016 APTA co-sponsored.

This course is co-sponsored by Specialty Therapy Source LLC and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) .  The APTA is an approved provider of continuing education throughout the United States, and has been accredited  as an Authorized Provider by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Licensees should verify with their individual licensing boards whether the continuing education credits issued are accepted.  CEUs approval  (4.1CEUs/41 contact hours + 0.3/3 CH) is pending in all states.  See brochure or Registration page for details.                              Click here for brochure.

 Click here for brochure, or go to registration page (below) Pre-requisite readings (see registration below) Open to physical , occupational  and  speech therapists and audiologists.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:  

  Identify & Describe anatomical components and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular system.

  Explain the physiology of normal and abnormal nystagmus.

  Examine and interpret results of tests for vestibular deficit & related impairments.

Identify pathologies known to affect vestibular function in children

 Identify impairments and rehab potential for children, based on vestibular diagnostic testing.

 Diagnose conditions affecting vestibular function in pediatric clients.

 Describe vestibular-related impairments in children.

 Discuss appropriate interventions for vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and vestibulospinal (Vsp) impairments in children.

   Recognize the mechanisms underlying recovery of vestibular function.

Demonstrate basic skill in evaluation of vestibular function and related impairments

*To optimize learning, the written exam will be completed on line  and pre-requisite readings are provided.  Faculty/student  ratio of 15:1 in labs.

* Pre-requisite readings list on Registration page.


Rose Marie Rine, P.T., Ph.D. is sole proprietor of Specialty Therapy Source LLC, has numerous publications on the development of balance, the role of vestibular function in development, and the identification of and intervention for vestibular related impairments in children. She is on the faculty of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification course, held at Emory University. Dr. Rine has been invited to present her work at numerous national and international conferences and workshops.

Jennifer Braswell-Christy, P.T.,Ph.D. is an associate professor  at the University of Alabama,  Birmingham.  She received her doctoral training at the University of Miami where she tested outcomes for the improvement of gaze stability and postural control in children with vestibular hypofunction. She is invited to serve on the faculty  at the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Course at Emory University. Current research interests: vestibular related impairments in children, intensive physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy.

Lisa Farrell, P.T., Ph.D. has provided vestibular and balance rehabilitation for adults in South Florida since 1999, and has worked as a faculty member for the Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course since 2000. Dr. Farrell received her doctoral training at the University of Miami. She has concentrated her area of study in the field of balance, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

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Course Schedule
Registration  is limited so register early!
Cost: $1795.00 USD- Handouts, breakfast,
Break refreshments & lunch included.  To register.........

All attendees who complete readings, follow sign- in procedures & pass check-off testing will receive  a  3.5 CEU  certificate.  An additional Certificate of Accomplishment /Competency (.6 CEU) is given to those who achieve  75% or higher on the written exam.

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