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Treatment of the Child with Severe Impairments – Staten Island, NY & Long Island, NY

Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT, CKTP

January 7, 2019 – Staten Island, NY
January 8, 2019 – Long Island, NY

Treating children with severe physical impairments, with or without cognitive impairments presents unique challenges. This course will explore the challenges of working in various settings and how to set treatment priorities for each setting. We will discuss realistic, functional goal setting and how to make goals achievable. Practical labs working with an adult partner and doll will reinforce treatment concepts. Video analysis will enrich participants’ learning.


  • Classification systems that are relevant to the child with severe impairments
  • The evaluation process
  • Functional goal setting
  • Treatment interventions based on system impairments
  • Focus on the core
  • Major challenges that occur across the lifespan
  • Home programs
  • Family and community participation

$305.00 $280.00

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Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, is a master clinician with extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient rehab as well as school based settings. With over 40 years of experience her primary area of interest has been treating children with cerebral palsy and other neurologic disorders, particularly children with severe disabilities utilizing the NDT framework. She is a certified PT Instructor for the NDTA and a certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner.  She is the Community Rehabilitation Education Coordinator at Weisman Children’s Rehab Hospital in Marlton, NJ. In addition to presenting on pediatric strengthening, she presents on NDT and Taping to Improve Alignment, Function and Strength.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will be able to set functional, achievable goals for a child with severe impairments.
  • The participant will be able to understand the role of standardized testing and the evaluation process for this population, who do not fit the norm of our evaluation process.
  • The participant will be able identify system impairments that may interfere with function.
  • The participant will be able to identify at least 3 physical problems that can affect the child as an adult.
  • The participant will be able to demonstrate 3 treatment strategies for treatment of the child with severe impairments.
  • The participant will be able to set functional goals within the family and community.


$305.00; Early Registration $280.00 (must be postmarked or emailed 21 days prior to seminar)

Group Discount: A discount will be given to each registrant when 3 or more registrations are received in the same envelope or within a 24 hour window when registering on-line.  Use code group3 at checkout.


Staten Island, NY
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue

Long Island, NY
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY


8:00 – 8:30 Use of classification systems to define levels of involvement
8:30 – 9:15 The Evaluation Process
9:15 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:15 Video analysis
10:15 – 11:00 Lab – Focus on the core
11:00 – 11:45 Lunch
11:45 -12:30 Goal setting – What is realistic, but yet functional
12:30 – 2:00 Treatment Lab – Intervention strategies
2:00 – 2:15 Home programs and long term outcomes
2:15 – 3:00 Wrap up and questions

Target Audience:

PT, PTA, OT, COTA, and SLP’s

Course Level:

Beginner to intermediate level

Educational Credits:

6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners for 6 CE credits.  Approval #1809-53.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 6 contact hours.




This course will be offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Interoductory level, Professional area).


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TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs.  6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.