The Lowdown on Lowtone and Impact on Environment: Ages 3-13

(*Houston, TX attendees please scroll down for more information)


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
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The range of function in older children with "hypotonia" varies greatly. Hypotonia can impact function greatly or slightly. In this introductory course, the participants will learn through lecture, labs and videos intervention ideas for promoting play and function in older children (3-13 years). The intervention ideas will be based on NDT and SI approaches as well as some ideas from the sports medicine arena. This course will include postural control activities and interventions, activities to integrate ATNR and STNR reflexes, assistive devices for upright mobility, as well as visual motor activities and midline crossing skills required for higher level gross and fine motor skills. Speech therapists will learn the importance of postural alignment and support for breath control as well as play ideas to promote language and communication through play.

Appropriate Disciplines: OT/COTA, PT/PTA, SLP/SLPA
Course Level: Introductory
Assessment Method: Quiz, Q&A and Self-Assessment

**Please note the course September 17, 2023 in Houston, TX is LIVE, IN-PERSON course (NOT LIVESTREAM).**

Course Event Address:
Texas Children’s Hospital Feigin Center 1102 Bates Avenue Houston, TX 77030

Mandatory Mask Policy

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Kristin Ibach Owen


Kris Owen, PT is a graduate from UNC-CH with a BA in Psychology and a graduate of Emory University with a MS in Physical Therapy. Although Kris started in therapy as a sports medicine patient while playing on the UNC volleyball team, she has worked exclusively with pediatrics since her graduation from Emory. Kris has worked in out-patient settings throughout her career and has started her own company, Intentional Play, Inc., in 2017. Kris completed her 8-week NDT training with Judith Beirman, PT and has attended the level one SI mentorship at The STAR center with Lucy Jane Miller, OTR. As the lead therapist on The Down Syndrome Clinic at Hope Haven Children’s clinic in Jacksonville, Fl. Kris has had 17 years of assessment and treatment of children with Down syndrome. Also a TLP provider with Advanced Brain Technologies, Kris is also trained in kinesiotaping and Electrotherapeutic Point Stimulation. Kris is blessed to have a profession which fits her personality while helping children and families enjoy the lives they have been given.
Financial Disclosure: Kristin receives an. honorarium for speaking/teaching live courses through CIAO Seminars. She also owns her own company Intentional Play,
Non-financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Course Agenda

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