Natural Postural Engagement for Pediatrics

Irene Ingram, OTR/L, Live Webinar, On-Demand

April 16th, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

CEUs: 3 contact hours

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Cost: $90

Course Level 

Intermediate ​

Audience 

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.

Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 am CT – Overview

9:30 – 10:30 am CT – Evaluation breath, Rhythmic release, and restoration techniques

10:30 – 10:40 am CT – break

10:40 – 11:40 am CT – Evaluation, Natural postural Engagement techniques, Application of techniques

11:40 – 12:00 am CT – Questions and wrap up

Course Requirements

For the live interactive sessions: Within one week of the course, the participant will be emailed a certificate of attendance following confirmation of attendance and completion of the self-evaluation.

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.

Tel: 651-336-8911

Email: education@integrativeot.org

For school OT services, visit Integrative Therapy

Minneapolis, Minnesota