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
This 4 day course provides an in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibularrehabilitation, 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. October 9 - 12, 2013.
This course is co-sponsored by Specialty Therapy Source LLC and the APTA . The American
Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an approved provider of continuing education
throughout the United States, and an Authorized Provider of continuing education
through 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 (32 + 6 contact hours) is
pending in all states.
Click here for brochure, or go to registration page (below) Pre-requisite readings
(see registration below) Open to physical , occupational and speech therapists
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
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.
Location and Accommodations
Crowne Plaza Riverfront
1201 Riverplace Blvd. Jacksonville,FL
Web: Specialty Therapy Source Booking Link
A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $99 per night (single
or double). Free on-site parking & free shuttle to area restaurants.
Registration is limited so register early! Cost: $1190.00 - To register.........
All attendees who follow sign- in procedures and pass check-off testing will receive
a CEU certificate. An additional Certificate of Accomplishment /Competency will
be given to those who achieve a score of 75% or higher on the written exam.