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On-Demand Natural Postural Engagement for Pediatrics
Irene Ingram 2

Irene Ingram, OTR/L

Originally Recorded on April 16th, 2021 

CEUs: 3 Contact Hours

Course Preview
Check out this 3-minute video introduction to the course

OT, PT, and interested others. 

Course Description

This course will provide a valuable set of tools for every therapist’s toolbox to jumpstart systems and engage the child’s natural ability to organize through the vestibular system.

Natural Postural Engagement (NPE) assists the child in accessing his original system of organization.  It uses many techniques to organize the child for body awareness, sensory processing, symmetry, midline, range of motion, rhythm, core righting, use of limbs and oral motor efficiency.  It specifically treats above and below the hyoid in relationship to the integration of the sublingual floor, infra hyoid muscles, with the function of the lips, jaw, and tongue.

The NPE program rapidly changes the neurological function of the child when techniques are effectively carried out. It is excellent for home programing due to the simplicity and playful attributes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the supporting neurology of NPE. 

  2. Describe how to use 3 techniques to support neurological function.

  3. Interpret how NPE can be applied to 5 different diagnoses.


30 minutes  – Overview

30 minutes – Evaluation breath, Rhythmic release, and restoration techniques

10 minutes – break

20 minutes – Evaluation, Natural postural Engagement techniques, Application of techniques

20 minutes – Questions and wrap up

Instructional Methods

The speaker will be using a lecture with slides, instructions given for experiential labs, videos, and case studies.

Course Requirements

​For recorded session viewing: Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be sent a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

3 Contact Hour awarded if course requirements are met. For additional continuing education information for OT, PT, SLP, and social work, click here to access our CEU policy information.

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