July Webinar

Paid Member Price: $32

Standard Price: $40

Searching For Stability: A systems approach to postural control in children with challenges

Presented by Shelley Mannell PT

Friday, July 27, 2018

8:30 AM-9:45 AM MST

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Register to access the recorded version of the live webinar, available through SPD University on
Monday, July 30.


*AOTA CEUs Available

Over the last decade postural control has increasingly been discussed as a function of the interaction of multiple systems, in keeping with dynamic systems theory. This one-hour introductory webinar begins with an overview of the literature on postural control in children with sensory and motor challenges. Several key sensory systems and their interactions are also discussed as they impact the development of postural control. Mature postural control is explored in terms of an anticipatory component and the research regarding central stability is discussed as a cornerstone of anticipatory postural control. Finally a 21st century approach to central stability and postural control using the dynamic nature of the systems is presented. This will be presented live via webinar on July 27th and a recording will be available for later access. When purchased, the link for webinar attendance will be given 48 hours before presentation. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the key difficulty with postural control in children with CP, ASD and DCD.
  2. Discuss the development of postural control.
  3. List four sensory systems and their impact on postural control.
  4. Articulate the connection between alignment and mature postural control.
  5. Identify three hallmarks of alignment that support mature postural control.

Who should attend? 

OTs, SLPs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, CDAs

About Shelley Mannell PT

Shelley Mannell PT serves babies, children and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. She integrates a broad range of clinical skills and research to provide an understanding of movement across multiple domains. Shelley founded HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to support clients as they matured through the lifespan. Shelley began teaching as a clinical faculty member in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and continues to participate in clinical research and education. She is a certified children’s yoga and meditation facilitator and the co-creator of Dynamic Core for Kids, an evidence-based approach to central stability for children with motor and sensory challenges. Shelley is an international speaker, discussing the dynamic systems nature of the development of postural control and the application to assessment and intervention for children with sensory and motor challenges. www.heartspacept.com

Continuing Education Credit

*AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 1 hours (.1 CEUs)

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.