OCCT/PHYT510 Principles of Conductive Education (3)
Describes the facilitations of rhythmic intention, the role of conductor or class leader, the task series, specific equipment, and the structured program needed for conductive education. Prerequisite: Admission to the Certification in Conductive Education Program.
OCCT/PHYT520 Disease Processes Relevant to Conductive Education (2)
Investigates the newest research and interventions related to upper motor neuron lesions. Focuses on how Conductive Education interventions can be used for individuals with different, but appropriate, neurological pathologies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Certification in Conductive Education Program.
OCCT/PHYT530 Advances in Motor Control Learning (3)
Provides advanced information regarding motor control and motor learning theories. Emphasizes understanding of Central Nervous System control of movement, and resulting functional outcomes when damage occurs. Associated systems including the visual and vestibular, as well as co-occurring deficits such as dyspraxia and agnosia are covered in relation to clients in Conductive Education programs. Prerequisites: OCCT/PHYT510, OCCT/PHYT520.
OCCT/PHYT550 Research in Conductive Education (2)
Provides the knowledge and skills to critically read published scientific and clinical research. Focuses on the strengths and limitations of the research, discussion of alternative designs and presentation of rationale for the designs, evaluation of the quality of information, and application of the research to clinical practice. Prerequisites: OCCT/PHYT530, OCCT/PHYT540.
OCCT/PHYT560 Practicum in Conductive Education (3)
Provides a supervised clinical experience in transdisciplinary Conductive Education. Students will be supervised by qualified Conductive Education teachers, licensed Physical Therapists, and licensed Occupational Therapists at The Center for Independence Through Conductive Education for 45 hours. Prerequisite: Completing of all coursework within the Conductive Education Certificate Program.
OCCT/PHYT570 Learning Processes in Conductive Education (3)
Learn vehicles that are featured within Conductive Education, including experiential learning, the use of group process, the use of rhythm and song, shaping, backward chaining, creating the "just right challenge," and other education based strategies. Prerequisites: OCCT/PHYT530, OCCT/PHYT540.
After successfully completing the required coursework, practicum, and capstone project, students will receive a Certificate in the Principles of Conductive Education. All coursework is eligible for 45 PT/OT continuing education units.