Treating the Child or Adolescent with Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Palsy

Jun 1, Friday – Jun 2, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Treating Complex Feeding Problems: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

June 1 -2, 2018

Friday 1 pm - 5 pm,  Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Course Description:

This course will focus on clinical decision making and treatment strategies to manage complex feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, toddlers and preschoolers across multiple settings including the NICU, Early Intervention/home, and outpatient settings. Participants will enhance their skills in assessment and integration of medical history when developing and implementing a plan of care. Focus will include specific treatment interventions as well as how to develop realistic programs for parents and for generalization across settings. Clinical reasoning skills will take into consideration current research, knowledge of outcomes and priority setting. Detailed discussions of medically fragile infants including treatment strategies for specific etiologies such as lip/tongue tie, Down Syndrome, IDM, cleft lip/palate, neurologic diagnoses will also be involved. Infant feeding information will include evaluation and treatment for both breast and bottle fed infants.  Discussions of more complex case histories will be provided during course to allow participants brainstorming and practice. 

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the functional challenges associated with birth-related brachial plexus palsy.

  • Review basic anatomy of the upper extremity including the brachial plexus.

  • Discuss and (as possible) practice current relevant approaches to treatment intervention including the importance of participation in a home program and long range planning to prevent contractures and/or deformities.

  • Participate in a panel discussion with clients presenting with brachial plexus palsy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  To enhance your learning and understanding, please review the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and neurology of the upper extremity prior to coming to this course.  As well, please wear comfortable clothing that you move about in and fully access your upper extremity for treatment practice.

Target Audience:

OTs, PTs,

Lucretia Berg, EdD, OTR/L

Lucretia Berg, EdD, OTR/L has been practicing pediatric Occupational Therapy for 33 years.  She has worked with clients presenting with birth and trauma-related brachial plexus palsy and developed an approach to intervention for the newborn through teen years.  Lucretia conducted a research study that focused on the lived experience of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy for children 3-11 years of age.  The outcome was informative providing insight into the importance of early intervention and on-going follow-up through the rapid growth years.  Currently, Lucretia serves as an associate professor of occupational therapy at Eastern Washington University and continues to work on-call at Multicare Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy Unit in Puyallup, Washington.


Early Bird (postmarked by April 20, 2018): $250

Regular Rate $295

Group Rate 2+ : $275 (Received together after 4/2018)


1.0 CEUs (10 Education Contact Hours)


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Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Fax: 253-697-5145


Full refund of the course registration fee, less $50 administrative fee, will be granted upon receipt of a written request postmarked on or before 30 days before the first day of the course. Cancellations by the attendee less than 30 days from the first day of the course are not eligible for any refund.


Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

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June 1 & 2, 2018


Friday 1pm -  5pm & Saturday 8:30am  -  4:30pm


Location Details

402 15th AVE SE-
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

[email protected]

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