presented by Suzanne Davis Bombria
Building on all of the information from Parts 1 & 2, Part 3 continues with the analysis of developmental components from 7-12 months and what they teach us about working with babies and families in therapy. Learn how to effectively activate the postural muscles and teach the baby how to move and function while minimizing compensatory patterns in higher level motor skills of this developmental age group. You will learn practical treatment strategies that you can immediately incorporate into your practice.
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT is an internationally recognized and respected clinician, teacher and consultant in the treatment of infants & children with neuromotor impairments. She is unique in that she brings first-hand practical experience to her profession as the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. Mrs. Bombria was an Adjunct Professor at the university level for over 15 years, and is a Coordinator-Instructor for the NDTA. She is dedicated to providing insight into contemporary NDT and has had her works published. Over 300 of her courses have been taught to physical, occupational, and speech therapists around the world. Her skills have been provided in clinical outpatient, school-based, in-patient rehabilitation, and acute care settings. Mrs. Bombria has taught in North America, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Areas of expertise in clinical intervention include the intensive model, family support and education, professional education, program management, staff development, parent perspective, baby treatment, and equipment design.
This is a time of major changes in the baby’s skills. Chapter 1 takes a close look at not only functional gains of the 7 to 12-month-old, but also the underlying components that support developmental changes. Photos of babies progressing through development are presented in order to clearly demonstrate these changes and why they are important to further development.
The baby is on the move! Chapter 2 presents photos of typically developing babies as well as babies with developmental delays from a variety of diagnoses. An analysis of these children is discussed along with strategies to encourage further development of function and critical components in quadruped, creeping on hands & knees, & transitional movements, and why these activities are so beneficial to so many developmental changes.
Chapter 3 presents photos of typically developing babies as well as babies with developmental delays from a variety of diagnoses as they move up against gravity. An analysis of these children is discussed along with strategies to encourage further development of function and critical components in standing & walking, as well as the pre-requisites, for these higher level skills.