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This course aims to provide a seminar for osteopaths with an interest in child development, integrating assessment and treatment regimes to support children with retained reflexes. Combining practical demonstration and theory with task orientated learning the course will explore the role of osteopathic manual therapy in post birth aetiological factors.
The course will provide clinical tools in which to improve participants’ osteopathic paediatric skills. The competency will improve examination, diagnosis and treatment, concentrating on several specific areas of child development, integrating this into osteopath’s existing body of knowledge.
Theoretical content will include: theory of aetiology of developmental delay; description of global developmental delay; conditions specific to cognitive and gross motor delay; Cerebral palsy; auditory processing issues; sensory integration and interoception affect.
Course content will be 1/3 theory and 2/3 practical – largely movement and exercises with several standard osteopathic techniques. A PDF handout will be provided 4 weeks prior to the start of the course for self-guided study. Assessment will be formative, rolling throughout the seminar using strategy questioning, one-minute paper test, demonstration review and 3 fact quiz. Each student will be monitored and assessed on learning as the seminar progresses.
Full course timetable available on the ESO website.
Price: £300 (includes lunch and refreshments)
Upon completion of this course, it is expected that delegates will be able to demonstrate an ability to articulate what milestones are and their subcategories; and use this knowledge to demonstrate a 4 or 8 point motor maturity screen based on The Motor-Proficiency-Test for children between 4 and 6 years old (MOT 4-6 assessment tool). Participants will learn how to assess each of the relevant interuterine, primitive, transitional and postural reflexes and formulate a simple treatment plan for the child, based on a template provided, over a 6-week treatment period using taught exercises.
Jamie Taylor is an osteopath and has been teaching paediatric osteopathic theory and practice for 20 years. He has taught extensively in Europe, England, Australia and New Zealand. Currently practicing and teaching osteopathy in New Zealand, Jamie regularly teaches at conferences and postgraduate seminars. Over the last 6 years he has been teaching developmental delay and primitive reflex integration, using a combination of osteopathic manual therapy concepts and standardised gross and fine motor exercises to improve primitive, cerebellar, vestibular and interoceptive integration.
Lynsey Taylor OT BSc Hons, is a practicing Occupational Therapist, working in private practice, specialising in special need support and resourcing special education departments for schools in New Zealand. She has been teaching special needs programs including the Smart Moves in school program and primitive reflexes in New Zealand and Australia since 2015.