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Videos, Assessments and Options for Pediatric and Neurological Patients

3-hour Course
Live on Zoom / Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:00 AM Eastern / 9:00 AM Central / 8:00 AM Mountain / 7:00 AM Pacific

Faculty: Katrien Lemahieu, MSEN, ATRIC with Meredith Morig, MOTR/L, ATRIC / Adam Wilson, CTRS, CBIS / Mary Wykle, PhD, ATRIC.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes neurology development, the brain’s power in encoding/consolidation/retrieval and memory functions. A child’s perspective in development case study will be presented. Neurological disorders and conditions, and the science behind aquatic benefits are discussed. Spinal cord injury and congenital anomalies along with some case studies will be offered.

• Determine encoding, consolidation and retrieval in short and long term memory.
• Examine the most common neurology disorders.
• Explore aquatic opportunities in this realm (CDC milestones will be discussed).
• Learn more about spinal cord injuries and possibilities for the pool.
• Examine case studies.

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).

Meredith Morig, MOTR/L, ATRIC, is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in combining sensory integration techniques with aquatic therapy in order to enhance a child’s functional abilities. She has many years of experience working in a specialized sensory integration clinic, providing therapy to children of all ages and diagnoses. She has combined her love for the water with her expertise in sensory integration to provide a more effective therapy modality to enhance a child’s functional abilities. Using her knowledge about sensory integration, along with what she has learned from becoming a certified aquatic therapy instructor, she has developed a successful aquatic program, which has benefitted many children. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge with aspiring students and the community in order to help as many children as possible.

Adam Wilson, CTRS, CBIS, has been practicing as a recreation therapist for 15 years, working with all patient populations, including geriatrics, pediatrics, and those with developmental disabilities. He has used aquatic therapy techniques with all populations, including spinal cord injury as a specialty. After graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, Adam moved to Europe where he practiced as a recreation therapist. After working and traveling Europe, Adam worked in Texas, Colorado, and now works in Orange County, CA as a CTRS with physical rehabilitation populations. He tries to implement aquatics into all appropriate treatments.

Mary Wykle, PhD, ATRIC, presents for ATRI and AEA. Course development includes aquatic re-conditioning programs for the Army and USMC. Additional programs include Aqua Pi-Yo-Chi™, Core Stabilization and Safety Training. Aquatic recognitions include: AEA Global Award for Lifetime Achievement (2010); ISHOF Adapted Aquatics Award (2007); ATRI Aquatic Professional of the Year (2006); ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award (2004) and ATRI Dolphin Award (2002).