INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Saavedra, MS, PT, PhD is a pediatric researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Hartford. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience as a pediatric PT, and is a national leader in researching, teaching and applying segmental principles to treatment of posture impairments in infants all the way to older children, from those with mild to severe disabilities. She played a major role in the refinement and validation of the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo). She works with various clinical and school-based settings to apply SATCo principles to assessment, interventions, selection of adaptive equipment and measuring outcomes.
AUDIENCE: OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Intermediate
At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:
- Identify three important positioning principles to improve upright control in a child with postural dysfunction.
- Identify how children use “closed kinetic chain” strategies to support their posture.
- Determine the starting level of external support to promote a child’s meaningful activities such as education, mealtime or others, on a given case scenario with SATCo scores.
- General positioning principles
- Open/closed kinetic chain concept
- Segmental principles for positioning
- Three case examples
- Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate
1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.
- Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL and NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).