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    Neuro Developmental Treatment

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    Add to Calendar 03/06/2021 08:00 AM 03/07/2021 04:30 PM America/Chicago Learn to Play the NDT Way Hotel:
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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

Have fun at the course, have fun with your clients! Join us in therapeutic play - the NDT way! This interactive basic level course for OT/COTA's, PT/PTA's and SLP's will emphasize treatment strategies to promote "natural ways to play" in the child with neurological involvement. Therapists will learn introductory handling techniques to optimize postural control and visual/perceptual skills. Participants will learn how neuromotor control and influences of the sensory systems impact functional outcomes. Participants will learn basic components of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and how these strategies relate to NDT. Therapists will be challenged to facilitate creative play with the children they work with and gain knowledge in the value and foundation of "play". This course will take you through lecture, handling and movement labs, interactive discussions and problem -solving to spark individual creativity and basic understanding of NDT and IYT.
NOTE: Participant should wear comfortable clothing for labs.
Participants should bring a soft doll at least 12 inches with soft moveable limbs (to practice handling) and one toy.

If you have a child/client between the ages of 6 months to 5 years with a diagnosis of CP or other neurological disorder, we would love to have them participate in the patient demo on the 2nd day of the course at 10:00am (we can be flexible with time if need be). This is a critical part of the learning experience. Please notify CIAO if you know of a family that would be willing to participate.

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify basic principles of Neuro-developmental Treatment and how it impacts upon functional outcomes
  • Identify basic components of “play skills” and the relation to development
  • Identify basic components of Integrative Yoga Therapy and it’s relation to NDT and functional outcomes.
  • Demonstrate postural facilitation to improve voice and phonation
  • Facilitate the utilization of postures/yoga poses to improve environmental awareness, motor planning and language
  • Optimize postural control through the use of therapeutic play and other modalities
  • Explore and understand the sensory systems and how they impact “play skills” in children with neuro-motor disorders

Nancy Marin


Nancy Marin, OTR/L, C-NDT, IYT, a 1983 graduate of Florida International University with a BS in OT, has over 30 years experience in Pediatrics. She is the owner/president of Occuplay, Inc. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she practices full time in both the private and natural environments settings, from Early Intervention through age 25. She is certified in Advance Baby Treatment through NDTA, Inc., certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, 200 hours, certified provider of The Listening Program- Bone conduction, Tomatis consultant and Reiki Master. Nancy’s experience with special needs children includes private pediatric outpatient, preschool and home environments. Nancy has a true passion for working with neurologically involved children as well as those with Sensory Integrative Disorders and continues to seek out new ways to touch the lives of the children and families she works with.

Financial Disclosure: Nancy receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her recorded courses. Nancy receives income as the owner of Occuplay, Inc.
Non-financial Disclosure: There are no relevant relationships to disclose.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
08:30 - 10:00
Basic principles of NDT / Lab
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:00
Basic principles of Integrative Yoga Therapy / Lab
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 03:00
Sensory systems: Impact on postural control and functional outcomes
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 04:30
Understanding Typical and Atypical development/Lab
04:30 - 05:00

Day 2

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
08:00 - 10:00
UE function: Impact on transitional movements for exploration
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:00
Treatment demonstration/ discussion
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 02:45
UE function/ Fine-motor coordination / Lab
02:45 - 03:00
03:00 - 04:00
Components of Play
04:00 - 04:30

Delivery VIA:

  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 14 hours (1.4 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA approved provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPA) Bubblesheet required
  • This program is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area)
  • CIAO is an AOTA approved provider #4119 (OT/COTA)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (14 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • 14.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, CA(CERS#19-30515-1), IL, KY (CS104-2017-KPTA), MD, MN (#0098), MS(14CCUs), PA(PTCE013473), TN(2018-589),TX (14 CCUs)
  • 16.5 Hrs OT/OTA in FL -CE Broker # 20-582777
  • 16.5 Hrs PT/PTA in FL (#CE18-582777) CE Broker # 20-582777
  • 16.8 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

Contact hours applied for:

  • PT/PTA's in MS

Course meets requirements for:

  • SLP/SLPAs (covered through ASHA)
  • PT/PTAs in AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC,
  • NH, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs (covered through AOTA and/or NBCOT)
  • Participants who successfully complete this course will receive CEU Certificate at the end of the course

  • The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This program is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area)

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.


    "Nancy was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Can't wait to try these techniques with my clients."

    - Houston, TX / Jun 2018

    "I came to this class to make sure what I was doing was still relevant and to learn new techniques. I was pleased with the presentation. I did get new ideas on information."

    - Houston, TX / Jun 2018

    "Loved small class size and practice on the floor being able to feel our bodies, loved incorporation of sensory-motor. "

    - Gulf Breeze, FL / Apr 2018

    "I wish you were one of my professors in PT school Nancy. You are a great presenter, and your passion for kids shines through. I do feel the course was tailored more to OT, but in the end I feel there is a lot of material I can use as a PT."

    - Gulf Breeze, FL / Apr 2018

    "Brilliant instructor! Explained NDT thoroughly and clearly, great examples. Encouraged questions and answered with great illustrations. "

    - Gulf Breeze, FL / Apr 2018

    "It has inspired me to look at my kiddos in a new way and given me more ideas to use for problem solving"

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "good balance between seated learning and movement learning. day 1: --5 y/o child session live - day 2: > 10 y/o live child session"

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "thanks for being so knowledgable, engaging, and graceful in touch & movements."

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "This course was very informative and will be helpful/beneficial towards my treatment sessions. The instructor is very knowledgable and an excellent job teaching the course!"

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "Nice blend of 3 complex treatment interventions: NDT, Sensory & Yoga"

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "GREAT! Loved that intervention strategies included."

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "This course is great & Nancy is so very knowledgable! "

    - Charlotte, NC / Mar 2018

    "I have recently switched from hospital setting to pediatrics and this course was a great introduction course to kick start my peds knowledge. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "I am so glad I attended this course! I truly believe I am in the right place at the right time. I am leaving this course feeling inspired, confident, and curious. I can't wait to apply these principles and dig deeper. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "There were a few picture slides not included in the manual that I would have loved to have so I could have made notations of techniques demonstrated related to those pictures. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "I did find the sensory information to be beneficial. I also felt that I could incorporate the yoga techniques into treatment. Overall, great course. Just felt lost during the majority (positioning). "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "LOVE seeing an OT and PT present together. Two different views and professions working toward one main goal: function. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "As a profession, OT, we are already highly confused on the different sensory integration/processing/ and modulation terminology. It would be beneficial to use your platform to link the information to the appropriate theory i.e. Ayers or Dunn and use the terminology that the theorist uses so the profession can start to link terms to appropriate theories and strategies. Great course! "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "Very informative. Loved the hands on and yoga. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "The labs were very OT oriented, understandably but would have liked more LE content in labs. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "This has been the most accommodating CEU that I have been to. I will definitely look for more CIAO courses. "

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "Great course! Great trainers and CIAO staff!"

    - Jonesboro, AR / Feb 2018

    "Excellent course! Nancy is so very knowledgeable and presents the material in an organized, clearly understandable manner. She was able to engage the participants and give them "hands on" practical strategies. "

    - Valdosta, GA / Nov 2017

    "Loved this class! Nancy did a wonderful job presenting the information and demonstrating functional use for therapy. She took time to answer questions and made the class interesting and comfortable!"

    - Valdosta, GA / Nov 2017

    "Wonderful knowledge and instruction. The labs and practical applications were very helpful. "

    - Valdosta, GA / Nov 2017

    "Great conference - very realistic & connected to function. Great intervetions to tweak to add so much more to what's already happening. (smiley face) Nancy has a great knowledge & shares it so wel!"

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "Great class and presenter kept it interesting!"

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "The videos & labs were extremely helpful for my style of learning."

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "Thank you for the information & good presentation. The movement labs helped."

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "Very good information, very CLEAR presentation & great labs - very practical infor for OT/PT"

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "love the hands on & incorporating it across diciplines."

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "great seminar! I learned great techniques and information that will help me help my kiddos!"

    - Fargo, ND / Oct 2017

    "Presenter went over & beyond to make the course very interactive & hands-on which made the 2 day course very enjoyable. The CIAO CHIQUE/CHAP demonstrated excellent service. "

    - Little Rock, AR / May 2017

    "Really loved this course. Thank you!"

    - Little Rock, AR / May 2017

    "I have been practicing OT for 20 yrs. Rates within the top 3 best workshops I have ever attended. Well worth my time."

    - Little Rock, AR / May 2017

    "This was a very informative and interesting course. Presenter did an excellent job and labs were very informative. "

    - Little Rock, AR / May 2017

    "Nancy was so helpful and knowledgable - she did a great job connecting her personal experiences - very engaging!!"

    - Boston, MA / Apr 2017

    "Highly recommend this course!! Instructor Nancy was excellent in all areas - difficult to provide new information for experienced therapist (28 years)"

    - San Antonio, TX / Mar 2017

    "Nancy was great with explaining with demonstrations which suits my learning style. I can't wait to utilize the techniques with my patients!"

    - Houston, TX / Nov 2016

    "Nancy was fantastic - great labs and opportunities to practice hands-on, helps to learn. Ann Marie so very helpful as well. "

    - Gulfport, MS / Oct 2016

    "Such a GREAT conference! Very informative for me as a speech therapist: The pace was great & movement labs were wonderful!!"

    - Columbus, OH / Sep 2016

    "I loved Nancy's down to earth manner and her ability to demo techniques for the whole class. "

    - Atlanta, GA / Aug 2016

    "Incredible seminar! Very informative and instructor made it interesting with having us practice and interact with fellow participants."

    - San Antonio, TX / Dec 2015

    "I am grateful to have had such a good course in Nashville. The instructor and the CIAO Chigue were very accommodating; so great!"

    - Nashville, TN / Nov 2015

    "The instructor was especially knowledgeable and seemed very motivated to share that knowledge. This was the best continuing education course I've ever taken thus far!"

    - Orlando, FL / Feb 2015

    "Instructor was very knowledgeable and energetic. Information was useful and well delivered."

    - Orlando, FL / Feb 2015

    "Wonderful experience and great course."

    - San Antonio (Fri-Sat), TX / Dec 2014

    "This course was very informative, fun, practical, understandable."

    - San Antonio (Fri-Sat), TX / Dec 2014

    "Very well presented. It is refreshing to meet such knowledgeable people in our profession!"

    - Ft Lauderdale (Thu-Fri), FL / Nov 2014

    "Nancy was wonderful. Great use of info, labs, hands-on & video examples to assist with learning. Gave time to answer questions & explain during course. Great application to our clinic."

    - Ft Lauderdale (Thu-Fri), FL / Nov 2014