NDTA Hybrid Approved Advanced Upper Extremity Course Part 1 (Virtual) taught by Kim Barthel

Oct 1, Saturday – Feb 11, Saturday 10:00am

Cost: NDTA Member - $350 / Non-NDTA Member - $575
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Skill Building and Mentoring for Pediatric & Adult Therapists in Neuro-Developmental Treatment – taught by Kim Barthel

October 1, 5, 19, 26, November 5, & 9 2022 – Watch LIVE & will be available to watch On-Demand Streaming thru February 11, 2023

TIME ZONE: Pacific Time USA

AUDIENCE: PT, OT, & SLP therapist working with Pediatric and Adult clients

PT, OT, & SLP who work with individuals’ post-stroke and/or brain injury 
PT, OT, & SLP who work with children with cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders 

CREDIT: 12 Continuing Education Hours (1.2 CEUs)

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$350 USD
 NDTA Member
$575 USD Non NDTA Member

If you have questions, please email – [email protected]


Through the lens of the NDT Contemporary Practice Model, clinicians will expand their understanding of theory, kinesiology, typical development, clinical reasoning, and intervention strategies. The focus of this 12 hours of content will be on the development of participation in upper extremity function, grasp, and manipulation in human occupations across diverse contexts. Clinicians un-interested in the full advanced certification process are welcome to attend the virtual series as a stand-alone learning.

Therapists who work with children experiencing neurological challenges will benefit from this intense 6-day learning experience that is a hybrid in its delivery. This course is designed to support NDT practitioners to the highest level, combining lectures, labs, video presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and practicums with children. The focus of the content will be on the development of upper extremity use, grasp, and manipulation as it connects to the trunk and lower extremities in daily function. 

The participants’ individual learning experiences and outcomes are paramount; this is a chance to deepen your practice with the children you serve at both the technical and interpersonal level.This advanced workshop is for C/NDT therapists seeking advanced clinical skills. This advanced course is designed for either: 

  • Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who work with individuals’ post-stroke and/or brain injury 
  • OR
  • Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who work with children with cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders 

OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an appreciation for the neurobiology of upper extremity function.
  2. Identify significant anatomical, kinesiological and develop mental characteristics of the head, neck, spine, rib cage, shoulder girdle complex and upper extremities.
  3. Evaluate typical motions of the upper extremity.
  4. Observe, analyze, and evaluate effective and ineffective posture and movement of the head, neck and trunk as they impact a client’s functional abilities/limitations in relation to upper extremity function.
  5. Analyze atypical movement patterns throughout the body and determine impairments that interfere with upper extremity function.
  6. Construct effective treatment strategies that address primary impairments interfering with efficient use of the upper extremity during functional activities.
  7. Analyze the interaction between oral motor, upper extremity and lower extremity impairments as they specifically impact upper extremity function.

TIME ZONE: Pacific Time USA
October 1, 2022 
10 – 11:30 AM (90 minutes): Neurobiology of the Upper extremity
12:30 – 2 PM (90 minutes): Kinesiology of the Trunk, Shoulder Girdle and Reach

October 5, 2022 
4 – 5:30 PM (90 minutes): Typical and Atypical Development of Shoulder Girdle & Reach

October 19, 2022
4 - 5:30 PM (90-minute): Anatomy, Kinesiology and Treatment of the Elbow and Forearm 

October 26, 2022
4 – 5:30 PM (90 minute): Typical and Atypical Hand Development

November 5, 2023
10 – 11:30 AM (90 minutes): Hand and Wrist Anatomy
12:30 – 2 PM (90 minutes): Functional Kinesiology of the Wrist and Hand 

November 9, 2022
4 – 5:30 PM (90 minutes): In-Hand Manipulation

Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, C/NDT is an Advanced NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) OT Instructor, a multi-disciplinary teacher and best-selling author who is active in training professionals internationally in supporting people on the spectrum. Kim is passionate about understanding movement, sensory processing, complex behavior, neurobiology, attachment, trauma-sensitive practice, and mental health. She has 37+ years of integrating trans-disciplinary, evidence-informed and current research into her wealth of clinical experience. 

 USD NDTA Member
$575 USD Non NDTA Member

CREDIT: 12 Education Contact Hours (1.2CEUs)

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Location Details

Mary Bridge Children's Therapy-
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

[email protected]

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