The purpose of this course is to educate the practitioner in evidence-based practices utilizing and adapting the principles and practice of Yoga for the treatment of the child with attention, sensory and developmental disorders. The majority of available studies with children and adolescents suggest benefits to using yoga as a therapeutic intervention and show very few adverse effects. The course will include assessment and treatment strategies to impact functional goals related to breathing, strength, balance, bilateral integration, visual motor skills and motor planning. Use of yoga with children with hypotonia, ataxia, hypertonia, chronic/ progressive disorders, autism, and sensory processing disorders will be addressed. Course participants will leave with the knowledge of how to choose the most effective yoga techniques to meet the child’s therapy goals and how to integrate them within their specific discipline as an educator or health care practitioner.
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- Definition of yoga therapy
- Description of Pentagon of Wellness
- Description and application of Mindfulness Techniques
- Intro to Yoga Philosophy: Yamas and Niyamas
- Overview of Research supporting Yoga with Children
- How to integrate yoga into various practice settings as a PT, OT and SLP
- Instruction in how to perform a holistic and unique assessment of the child utilizing a combination of traditional western medicine and yogic tools
- Benefits of Proper Breathing and Common Abnormal Breathing Patterns in Children with Special Needs
- How to teach proper breathing techniques
- Application of Breathing Techniques to address Regulation of the Physical, Energetic (Autonomic) and Emotional Body
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on a need for more implementation of yoga techniques into treatment of the pediatric patient.
- Recognize basic Yoga principles and mindfulness techniques
- Identify how to integrate them with western medicine to provide therapeutic yoga for the child with special needs.
- Select basic Yoga principles and mindfulness techniques
- Identify to integrate them with western medicine to provide therapeutic yoga for the child with special needs.
- Identify the practices of breathing (pranayama) techniques to match the specific needs of the child
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Chrys Kub is the owner of a private practice and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service