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NDT Approach to Infant Treatment - Presented by Lois Bly

Phoenix Children’s is proud to host a two-day course instructed by Lois Bly, MA, PT who is an internationally respected NDT instructor, author and clinician.

This two day course is designed for experienced physical and occupational therapists currently working with babies. Lecture information will focus on NDT Infant Treatment Principles. Labs and videotapes will be used to problem solve system impairments for infants in general and for the specific infants who will be treated in demonstration sessions. Labs with dolls will augment the therapist’s understanding of infant treatment techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothes for labs. The Book by Lois Bly Baby Treatment Based on NDT Principles will be used as the text for your review after the course (Please visit for ordering information & link.
Objectives: At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. Identify and list NDT Infant Treatment Principles.2. Identify major components of the typical and atypical development.3. Describe the importance of play as a modality for the infant.4. Identify system impairments in babies with varied presentations while watching videotapes ofassessments and live treatment demonstrations.5. Reproduce treatment facilitation techniques with dolls.

Each Participant requires a doll 24" long with movement available at shoulders, hips, knees and ankles to practice techniques.

Course Instructor:Lois Bly, M.A., P.T., is an NDT Coordinator Instructor and clinician who has offered seminars, workshopsand NDT certification courses throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru,South Africa and Hong Kong. Ms. Bly was certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment by the Bobaths inLondon, and received her NDT Instructors Certification from Mary Quinton and Dr. Elsbeth Koeng ofSwitzerland. She received her Master Degree in Motor Learning at Teachers College, Columbia University.She is the author of the monograph, Components of Normal Movement During the First Year of Life andAbnormal Motor Development, and the books Motor Skills Acquisition in the First Year and Baby TreatmentBased on NDT Principles and co-author with Allison Whiteside of the book Facilitation Techniques Basedon NDT Principles, Motor Skills Checklist based on the book Motor Skills Acquisition in the First Year andher most recent publication: Components of Typical and Atypical Motor Development by NDTA, 2011.

If you have questions or have special needs, please email Karen Curtis at

Cancellation policy:
Registrants will be notified via email if the course is canceled and registration fees will be refunded. Registrants have until August 31, 2018 to cancel and receive a refund (less a $50 administration fee). No refunds will be issued for non-attendance.

Educational information:
Attendees will be required to sign in and out each day and complete a post course survey to receive certificate of attendance. Day 1 is offered for 8 contact hours and day 2 is offered for 7.5 contact hours. CEU approval from AzPTA is pending.

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:45am to 5:00pm

Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center 1920 E. Cambridge Avenue, Phoenix, AZ


$100 to $450

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