Date: Wednesday August 10, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm CST
Webinar Instructor: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
This webinar will be live. No recorded options are available. A link will be emailed prior to the webinar.
Fee: $90 (50% discount for active clients of Wee Care Therapy)
Registration: Phone (219) 322-1415 -or- Paypal: http://weecaretherapy.com/seminars/
Continuing Education Credits:
CE certificates will be distributed after the webinar. For satisfactory completion, participants must register, attend, and complete a satisfaction survey. Certificates will only be awarded for actual seminar hours completed.
Contact Hours: 2.5
DT & Other EI Providers: Contact Hours are 100% applicable to EI for First Steps
PT: Wee Care Therapy is an approved provider of CE for PTs through First Steps (contact hours are good for IN APTA/ IN PT licensure)
OT: Wee Care Therapy is a certified provider of CE for IN PLA for OT (contact hours are good for IN PLA/ IN OT licensure)
ST: Contact Hours are 100% applicable to ST (We DO NOT have ASHA approval)
IL EI: Pending approval for IL EI through Child and Family Connections
Out of State: Providers need to request and pay for their own out of state CE licensure
SLP-Specific Content to be Covered
(e.g., lecture, case study, discussion, demonstration)
|5||Intro, review of learning outcomes||lecture|
|30||Overview of primitive reflexes, risk factors, brain development||Lecture|
|70||Review of each reflex: MORO, TLR, ATNR, spinal galant, and STNR||Lecture, examples, video demonstration, live demonstration|
|30||Overview of programs that can address primitive reflexes||Lecture, examples, discussion|
|5||Review of sample primitive reflex goals||Lecture, examples, discussion|
|10||Resources & Wrap Up||Discussion|
Primitive reflexes emerge in utero and should be integrated no later than 2 years of age. Unfortunately, studies show that approximately 75% of school-aged children with learning disabilities have retained primitive reflexes, which are becoming more common and strongly impact the function of these students. Though early intervention providers may not be remediating retained reflexes (as most of them are appropriately present in the birth to three population), they will learn what to look for in each stage of early development. In addition, the strategies addressed may be practiced proactively in children from ages birth to three. Therefore, 100% of this webinar may be considered applicable for early intervention. This 2-hour course provides therapists with a screening process to identify each of these retained primitive reflexes: MORO, Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex. Compensation techniques and treatment strategies to help integrate each reflex will also be covered.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs. Kim is currently a full-time therapist at the Binghamton City School District and the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC, which primarily focuses on providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced International program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents. She has presented to audiences internationally since 2010. She is also the co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5. The curriculum can be purchased HERE!
- Explain the process for screening the following primitive reflexes: MORO, Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex.
- Provide several compensation techniques for retained reflexes in the classroom.
- identify a treatment exercise for each of the following reflexes: MORO, Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex.
- List programs that are available to therapists, teachers, and parents that promote the integration of primitive reflexes.
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