8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 – 9:45 The significance of the vestibular, visual and proprioceptive systems to motor function:
- Vestibular functioning and muscle tone
- Visual dysfunction and its effects on postural control
- Proprioception and movement coordination
9:45 –10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:45 Assessment of vestibular, visual and proprioceptive performance:
- Post rotary nystagmus
- Prone extension
- Supine flexion
- Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance
- The Kaplan Non-Verbal Battery (test of vision)
- Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception
- Direct measurements of proprioception and clinical procedure
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Utilization of each sensory system to support motor skills:
- Vestibular contributions during physical activity
- Vision activities
- Proprioception and motor development
- Balance as a multi-system outcome
1:30 – 3:00 Strategies to increase gross motor skill:
- Postural control
- Motor planning
Synthesis of material
Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
LIESA M. PERSAUD is a licensed physical therapist with 27 years experience in the field of adult and pediatric therapy. Liesa is a physical therapist at Tulsa Sunshine Center in Oklahoma.
Liesa is also owner of Know to Change, PLLC, an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge & skills of clinicians in pediatric practice. Both nationally and internationally, she has educated health care professionals in advanced treatment techniques, performed specialized practical training and provided consultative services. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private pediatric and adult clinics, schools, private homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as facilities abroad.
Believing it is important to share knowledge, Liesa is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, teaches human anatomy, physiology and nutrition, and is adjunct faculty at Southern Nazarene University. She received her Associate’s Degree from Tulsa Junior College and worked as a physical therapist assistant while completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. After earning her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay, Liesa continued to expand her expertise in the field. She received her post-graduate Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and achieved recognition as a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Her research interests are toe walking and the development of gait.
Liesa’s wide range of clinical experience, proficient teaching skills, motivation to improve the standard of care, & enthusiasm & passion for her field, make her an exciting and compelling instructor.
6 contact hours
Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
Early $305.00* | Regular $330.00
*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL NOV 12, 2019 for
VALID UNTIL NOV 14, 2019 for LI
Cost includes a video recording with examples of sensory based therapy sessions that incorporate principles addressed in the course.
3 or more registrants – Early – $288.65 | Regular – $312.31 (use code group3)
In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (from the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.
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