39th Annual Duncan Seminar: Spina Bifida Promoting Wellness and Preventing Pitfalls
At this one-day conference, participants will gain an understanding on important aspects of optimizing child development, and family health outcomes for children with spina bifida.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
• Gain understanding of what families and individuals with spina bifida experience related to their disability in medical, educational, home and community settings.
• Know the etiology, epidemiology and lifespan impact of neural tube defects on children and their families.
• Gain understanding of developmentally oriented programs to enhance adjustment, family relationships, self-management and transitions for kids with spina bifida.
• Understand physical therapy role and strategies for improving function and mobility in children with spina bifida, including equipment and bracing modalities.
• Describe the unique learning needs of children with spina bifida from a neurobiological approach and provide strategies to support their special early learning needs.
• Understand and manage common nutrition and feeding issues in children with spina bifida.