Straight Up: School Based Strategies to Increase Postural Control and Fuel Function


Colleen Carey, DPT, C/NDT

Monday, March 25, 2024 – Brooklyn – CANCELLED 


Early $300.00* | Regular $325.00

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar. VALID UNTIL Mar. 3, 2024.

Are you a school-based therapist or considering a transition to school-based intervention? Have you been frustrated finding strategies that improve function for those students with postural control deficits? While using the Contemporary NDT Practice Model, this intermediate level workshop will expand a participant’s knowledge of postural control in order to support a student’s function in school based tasks.

Clinical examples of students with a variety of neuromuscular disabilities as well as students with a range of severity of functional impairments, will be used during the presentation. The workshop will benefit clinicians who work in school environments by applying current evidence to support participation in children with postural control impairments. Treatment strategies, that can be used in the school environment to address alignment, activation of postural control and improve functional outcomes will be demonstrated. Opportunities for physical therapists and occupational therapists to improve assessment skills as well as treatment planning skills will be provided. Problem solving and clinical reasoning will be used and practiced as the therapists engage in “Trouble Shooting Challenging Cases” which will highlight real case studies submitted by students.

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Compare the role of alignment, postural control, environment and task in developing treatment strategies for functional outcomes.
  • Discuss using the Contemporary NDT practice model as a framework for school-based intervention.
  • Develop school based treatment strategies( within the framework of NDT) to address postural control impairments that limit functional

Target Audience

PTs, OTs, SLP, and assistants, Teachers and other members of the educational team.

Course Level

Introductory to Intermediate


Colleen Carey, C/NDT, DPT

Colleen Carey is the owner and director of the Children’s Therapy Center, a pediatric outpatient center located in Fort Washington, PA. A dynamic speaker, she teaches frequently in seminars to professionals on the topics of early intervention, therapeutic handling, orthotics, and functional goal outcomes. Colleen has extensive experience with a variety of developmental disorders and coordination disorders including cerebral palsy and autism. She has broad experience in indications for physical therapy within the educational environment and the role of adaptive physical education. Colleen actively mentors other therapists to share her knowledge and insights and has been a clinical instructor for 25 years. Colleen is an accomplished Coordinator Instructor with NDTA. She studied at Quinnipiac College, New York University, and Temple University with a focus on developmental disabilities. She is enthusiastically pursuing ongoing professional training to improve the care of her clients. She received her Basic NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) certification in 1987 and her Baby NDT certification in 1995. Colleen has worked in community early intervention programs, preschool settings, educational settings, rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient centers. She supports families across cultural and ethnic barrier and passionately advocates for children and families. She remains focused on functional outcomes in all environments.

Colleen receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Colleen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.



9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

9:00 am-9:45 – School Based Intervention within the Framework of Contemporary NDT Practice

9:45-10:15 – ABCs of Postural Control

10:15-10:45 – Treatment Ideas for Postural Control based in the evidence

10:45-11:00 – BREAK

11:00-11:30 – Linking postural control strategies to Function within Natural Environments

11:30-12:15 pm – Treatment Planning- Application of school based strategies (Group problem solving)

12:15-12:45 – BREAK

12:45-1:30 – Case Study- Application of Postural Control Concepts

1:30-2:00 – Individual, Task, Environment Favorites

2:00-3:00 – Troubleshooting Challenging Cases


Educational Credits

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.

Application has been submitted for CE approval to the NJ Board of PT Examiners.

TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at 5 contact hours or .5 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Early and Group Discounts

Early $300.00* | Regular $325.00 USD

*Early registration must be received by Mar 4, 2024 days prior to seminar for 3 or more registrants
Early –  $283.92 | Regular – $307.58 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of 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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