• Continuing Education
  • Motivating the Pediatric Client Through Play

    Course Date: October 07, 2017  –  October 07, 2017

    Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Rooms 1&2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL  32216 

    Course Description:
    A fun and playful course for pediatric therapists to learn methods for engaging children in rehabilitation.  This course will examine new ways to get kids to participate, provide toy recommendations for everyday intervention needs, and review common intervention strategies and how to make them fun.  Course will engage participants in the demonstrations, come in comfortable attire.  Additionally, case studies will consist of examples provided to course instructor by participants prior to course date for tangible learning that can be practiced in the clinic immediately. 

    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe age appropriate play from birth – adolescence

    2. Determine how different conditions may affect a child’s ability to play

    3. Identify HOW to play with patients while still accomplishing therapy goals/tasks

    Kate DeValerio, PT, DPT, PCS

    Intended Audience:
    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify! 

    This course is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy 

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.


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    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.