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Developmental Rehabilitation Symposium

Developmental Rehab Symposium

When typical development becomes atypical

A symposium discussing concerns with mobility, safety, communication and feeding for the infant, toddler and young child.

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Target audience

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Special education teachers
  • Caregivers
  • Parents and family members

Cost to attend

  • Professional: $75
  • Cook Children's employee: $45
  • Group rate for three or more from the same organization: $60 each
  • Parents of children with developmental differences: $25

After this education event, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) population and the lack of clear relationship to respiratory events.
  • Identify the impact of GERD on feeding problems such as oral aversion.
  • The learner will be able to describe the relationship between feeding difficulties in the newborn period and long-term language impairments.
  • Discuss two different behaviors that cause voiding dysfunctions.
  • Define voiding dysfunction.
  • Describe the relationship between the pelvic floor, core, lumbar spine and hips.
  • Utilize basic assessment and treatment strategies for patients with pelvic floor weakness leading to stress urinary incontinence with sports or higher level activities.
  • Identify three different reasons for toe walking in children.
  • Identify toys that are helpful in progressing motor skill, speech and cognitive development.
  • Identify attributes of toys that can hinder development.
  • Identify the stages of child passenger safety and the importance of remaining in each stage as long as possible.
  • Recognize basic misuse of car seats and identify resources for the patient/family.

Session information

Directions, maps and parking

Cook Children's Medical Center
Monday March 11, 2019
Hochberger Auditorium
801 7th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Parking directions and campus map

Have a question? We are here to help.

For additional information, contact Jodi Burgett, PT, DPT, PCS, CPST, at 682-303-3970 or