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UCP of Central Florida operates and runs the UCP Institute – a place for educators and therapists to connect, access, engage and learn best practices for assisting students with and without disabilities reach their fullest potential.

The UCP Institute focuses on providing professional development and consultative services to other charter schools, private schools, day care centers and other agencies/providers.  Through online webinars, blogs and various “live” professional development, the UCP Institute shares information and best practices.

Upcoming Professional Development:

NDT/Bobath Certification Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders (http://www.ndta.org)

Dates: June 5, 2017 – Aug. 4, 2017 (Session 1 – June 5–23 2017 / Session 2 – July 17–31 2017, August 1–4 2017) – UCP of Central Florida, Osceola Campus, 1820 Armstrong Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34741 

The focus of NDT-based treatment is to enhance the client’s function based on the client’s and family’s need and wants. The goals of the client and family form the foundation of the intervention plan. NDT- trained therapists work in all practice settings and believe in a team approach. NDT-trained therapists work closely with the individual, their family, care providers, physicians, and other health care professionals, to develop and manage a comprehensive child-centered program. NDT is an intervention approach that has stood the test of time! Recent advances in the field of neurobiology, the emergence of new theories of motor control, brain recovery, and a greater understanding of the development and refinement of movement across the life span has enhanced, enriched, and supported the NDT approach.

In this pediatric certification course, participants are lead by a team of well-qualified instructors including the lead instructor, Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT; plus Kate Bain, OT, C/NDT and Monica Wojcik, SLP, C/NDT. Kate and Monica will each represent their disciplines and will be present for those weeks of specialization. Additional qualified professionals will also be assisting in the course. Instruction includes lectures, videos, demonstrations, movement labs and patient treatment practicums. More than half the course is practical in nature

For more information or to enroll, visit http://www.ndta.org or contact Irma Rosa at irosa@ucpcfl.org.