Seminar Detail

Neuroplasticity For Children
Neuroplasticity For Children


When:  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Change the Brain & the Body Follows
Studies show our brains can be rewired to enhance new learning. In some cases, it acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost function or maximize remaining function in the event of brain injury. As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of these motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy. Neuroplasticity changes brain connections and hence, changes motor and cognitive functions. From congenital abnormalities to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections.

Learn how therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity can change the challenges in a child's development. With Dr. Karen Pryor as your guide, you gain creative and evidence-based approaches to incorporate into a multisensory experience to drive home the importance of diverse and novel activities during treatment sessions. Both high and low tones are discussed in depth. Video case studies will demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques learned in this 1-day course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.

  • Describe the primitive reflexes' influence on movement patterns

  • Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function

  • Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers

  • Recognize the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues

  • Analyze the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities

  • Restate different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

  • Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

  • Early Childhood Staff


KAREN PRYOR, PhD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 38 years in the field. Dr. Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center integrative therapy clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Involved with early intervention in the birth-three population since 1986, she has developed neuroplasticity techniques that are used in a wide variety of settings, including homes, childcare centers, and school systems, to advance pediatric therapy programs. Dr. Pryor serves on several boards, including the Leadership Interagency Council for Early Intervention, (2014-2019), a position to which she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award  for her contributions to the advanced treatment of children from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School, and in the Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant program. Currently, she is a clinical instructor for several universities and colleges. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor advances a more expansive view of how to integrate therapy throughout the lifespan by using neuroplasticity techniques.

Financial—Receives a speaking honorarium Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial—No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Arkansas: This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Oklahoma: This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hours.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Basic area).

Early Intervention
This educational offering qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"I have been a PT for 40 years and I'd say that Dr. Pryor is one of the most innovative, intelligent, and best teachers I have ever experienced! Her class is chock-full of information, but the net effect is that you feel enhanced and capable of applying the knowledge she imparts in a practical way."
Lynn Davis, PT 

"The red flags in young children and strategies to overcome developmental challenges (that) Dr. Pryor discussed will help me better recognize when concerns arise and collaborate with parents to assist their children in reaching optimum success."
Kinsey Norris, Early Childhood Education 

"Dr. Pryor's style of teaching and involvement in the class is exceptional."
Briana Vincent, RN

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