A 5-day seminar co-sponsored by Specialty Therapy LLC and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will focus on vestibular rehabilitation for pediatric clients. The competency-based course is designed to provide an in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation, and intervention strategies for pediatric patients. The presenter for the course will be Rose Marie Rine, PT, PhD.

The course includes detailed didactic review of the vestibular system, its function, and the effect of damage to this system on development. According to the online course description, participants will receive hands-on training in evaluation, clinical decision-making, and intervention strategies for vestibular function and related impairments for children.

Specialty Therapy LLC notes that all attendees who complete required readings, attend and follow sign-in procedures, and successfully complete on-site check-off testing will receive a Certificate of Completion (4.1 CEU’s). A Certificate of Accomplishment in competency will be given only with a score of 75% or higher on the written examination (additional .3 CEUs). The written exam will be completed online and needs to be completed within 1 week of course completion.

The 5-day intensive course will be September 30 to October 4, in Jacksonville, Fla. To register for the seminar or for additional course details, including the prerequisite pre-conference reading list, visit www.specialtytherapy.com/page81.html.

[Sources: Specialty Therapy LLC, APTA]