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Q & A Session with Shelley Mannell: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physiotherapy

Q & A Session with Shelley Mannell: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physiotherapy

Q & A Session with Shelley Mannell: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physiotherapy

May 10, 2019 - 12:00 (EDT)
60 minutes


Diagnosis of autism relies on social, communication, and behavioural observations with less mention of motor skill ability, yet children with this diagnosis often have clear delays in praxis, functional skill performance, strength, and endurance.

The Physiotherapist has a clear role in intervention related to these impairments in a paediatric population, but the translation into clinically oriented motor programs is lacking.

The purpose of this webinar is to give members and non-members a chance to ask questions related to:

• How do these kids present?
• What is our role?
• What frameworks exist to work with children with ASD?
• How do we work with the team - PT/OT/SLP etc.?
• Behavioural considerations
• Sensory integration considerations
• ‘Tips and Tricks’
• Highlight research

Please join Shelley Mannell and the Paediatric Division in a Q & A session devoted to the issue of children and autism.


The Details:

When: May 10, 2019- 12:00 pm (EDT)

Where: Online - join from anywhere! Once you register you will receive instructions on how to join.

Who: All health and fitness professionals.

What: Those who join the webinar will be able to ask Shelley Mannell questions directly.

WARNING: Space is limited to the first 500 clinicians who register. 

These LIVE training always fill up fast so claim your spot right now to avoid disappointment. At Embodia's last webinar, we had over 550 people register and ran out of space.

NB. This course will be recorded and will be made available for free to Embodia Members.


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The instructors
Shelley Mannell
PT, BSc , BHSc

Shelley Mannell is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience serving babies, children, and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. She integrates a broad range of clinical skills and research to provide innovative neurobiology-informed treatment of children with movement disorders. Shelley founded HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to support clients and families as they matured through the lifespan.

Shelley began teaching as a clinical faculty member in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and remains committed to improving the care for children through clinical research and education. Shelley is certified in both NDT and SI. She is also a children’s yoga and meditation facilitator and the co-creator of Dynamic Core for Kids, an evidence-based approach to central stability for children with motor and sensory challenges. Shelley also provides mentoring to therapists world-wide through her blog and her online program. As a respected international speaker, Shelley discusses the dynamic systems nature of the development of postural control and its application to assessment and intervention for children with sensory and motor challenges.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
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