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1220 – Pediatric Challenges and Development

Beginner / Half-Day Course
Live via Zoom / Saturday, April 17, 2021 – 1:15-4:15 pm (Central Time)
3.0 credit hours (Lecture with Pool Video)

Live via Zoom / Friday, September 10, 2021 – 1:15-4:15 pm (Eastern Time)
3.0 credit hours (Lecture with Pool Video)

Faculty: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We’ll experience therapeutic exercises (and an exercise plan) to assist with pediatric cognitive, motor and language skills while reviewing varied philosophies regarding development of those skills. Research shows that a child’s development is an ongoing process and has many different layers: mental, physical, language, social, emotional, intellectual. Also, genetics and the nature/nurture debate is a perpetual phase, and builds into self-esteem and confidence benefits. If any issue involves this process, it might lead to not only development issues, but also behavioral or psychological problems. Case studies will be reviewed to discuss variations of exercises and benefits.

1) Discuss research about the total process of a child’s development (cognitive, motoric, language).
2) Experience a therapeutic exercise plan to assist with various challenges.
3) Review evidence regarding the varied childhood challenges (autism, CP, developmental delay, impairment, learning disabilities).
4) Consider case study solutions to help the development in different ways (physical, psychology approach).

FACULTY: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC, has 20-plus years of experience in aquatics and has been a presenter worldwide since 2005. She studied physical education and holds a degree in Special Movement Education with an emphasis in Motoric Remedial Teaching and a focus on pediatrics. She has developed three e-learning programs on aquatic fitness (AquaMagicMoves) and is CEO of two educational institutes for aquatics: Kataqua for aquatic fitness and ProOZo for swimming. She is the organizer of the annual European Aquatic Fitness Conference (EAFC).