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Primitive Reflex Integration through Neuroplasticity
Primitive Reflex Integration through Neuroplasticity

Where:   BUFFALO, NY

When:  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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$219.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN BUFFALO DOWNTOWN
10 LAFAYETTE SQUARE
BUFFALO, NY 14203
Phone:  716-848-1000
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Course Description:

In this interactive 6-hour workshop, improve treatment for your clients by discovering the link between primitive reflexes and development. Learn to evaluate the influence of primitive reflexes with central nervous system development stages, as it relates to function. Practice simple techniques to immediately add to your treatment sessions, leading to increased developmental success:
  • Neurological Deficits
  • Sensory Processing Problems
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • ADHD
Objectives:
  1. Identify primitive reflexes and how they contribute to development.
  2. Articulate testing and influence of the retention of primitive reflexes.
  3. Demonstrate the integration exercise, including modifications, for each reflex.
  4. Identify the behavioral and physical symptoms associated with each reflex.
  5. Examine why the reflexes may still be present.
  6. Discuss what reflex integration can accomplish.
OUTLINE

Primitive Reflex Overview
  • Brain development
  • Brain stem
  • Mid brain
  • Cerebellum
  • Cortex -
    • Occipital Lobe
    • Temporal Lobe
    • Parietal Lobe
    • Frontal Lobe
  • Evaluation and demonstration of Primitive reflexes
  • How retained reflexes act on developmental milestones
  • Reasons for primitive reflex retention or re-emergence
  • How primitive reflexes interfere with higher level skills – Reading, writing, sensory processing
Primitive Reflexes Covered in Detail
  • Palmer Grasp
  • Planter Grasp
  • Symmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck
  • Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
  • Moro Reflex
  • Extension synergy
  • Flexion synergy
Hands-On Activities
  • Disarming the strength of primitive reflexes
    • Palmar grasp
    • Planter grasp
    • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck
    • Symmetrical Tonic Neck
    • Moro Reflex
Case Studies
  • 17 year-old anoxic male integration of brain stem functions, cranial nerves, midbrain to regain cortical functions without over riding primitive reflex patterns
  • 8 month-old with stroke at birth, cortical vision impairment, involvement of bilateral hemispheres and symmetrical tonic neck reflex. Integration of reflexes, gained vision abilities
  • 1 year-old hemisphere stroke. Asymmetrical Tonic Reflex integrated and able to walk and run
  • Genetic non-myelination and smooth brain 9 month-old female with tone abnormalities, Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex. Integration and neuroplasticity therapy techniques resulted in ability to walk with rolling walker, count to 20 English, 10 in Spanish, name the months of the year and days of the week
Target Audience
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Educator
  • Early Interventionist
What You Should Wear
  • Please wear comfortable clothing

KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT

Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center, an integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population for over 30 years, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Pryor is owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Karen Pryor serves on the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention board.
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Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 Contact Hours.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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