2018 Colorado AMTA State Massage Therapy Convention

Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training, CPMT™
(This is a full registration. 24 Hour Certification Class.)

Presented by: Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT | Liddle Kidz Foundation
Approved by NCBTMB; Supplies needed for class: yoga mat, cushion and blanket.

Course Description: The comprehensive Pediatric Massage Training for massage therapists and health care professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills. Through this training, participants learn to provide massage therapy for children with special health care needs, who are hospitalized or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness in hospice care.

Massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, and mental challenges will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions. The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations, including cultural considerations, for using massage therapy will be explained. At the completion of this training, you may be asked to provide pediatric massage therapy within a medical institution or other healthcare setting. In these situations, especially due to the vulnerability of children, we review the great importance of professional boundaries, safety guidelines, and considerations for working in medical settings including infection control and patient privacy.

This course includes the Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Guide, comprehensive up-to-date course materials, CPMT™ Certificate (after attending the full 2-day course, verified in class practicum hours, and an in-class exam) and after course mentoring from our Master Teacher.

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training Course Content Overview:
¬    Pediatric massage techniques and methodology
¬    Massage Stroke Adaptations for children with special healthcare needs
¬    Age appropriate approach and communication
¬    Overview of growth and development
¬    Current relevant massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
¬    Benefits of pediatric massage
¬    Considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations
¬    Medical, healthcare and parental consent considerations
¬    CPMT™ Guide (provided in class)
¬    Supervised Practical Experience: In-class hands on practice.
¬    Exam – the exam is administered and graded in class to ensure full understanding of the material presented, and to give participants any additional guidance prior to completing the CPMT™ course
¬    After course mentoring from our Master Teacher
¬    Processing of CEH/CEU paperwork and certifications as applicable

Touch Therapy for Autism (ASD)
Presented by: Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT | Liddle Kidz Foundation
Approved by NCBTMB; Supplies needed for class: yoga mat, cushion and blanket.

Course Description: The comprehensive Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (Massage for Children with Autism) Course for massage therapists and healthcare professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills. Through this advanced training, participants learn to provide massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques, touch therapy, tactile introduction, sensory stimulation & integration for children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Developmental disorders occur across a spectrum, affecting individuals differently; some children lose the ability to speak, some might have motor impairment, and many lack social and emotional awareness. Behaviors range from hyperactivity to serious self-injury. Families and healthcare professionals often report that children may show lack of eye contact, as well as, have an aversion to touch and tactile stimulation. These disorders make it difficult for children with ASD to communicate with others, leading to frustrated social isolation. If left untreated, children do not develop the skills they need to become a fully functioning part of society.

For children with Autism, research has been published indicating that massage may provide relaxation, stress reduction and calm muscle spasms. Research has also demonstrated that this type of intervention may promote more on-task and social relatedness behavior during play, children with ASD show less erratic behavior, and are more attentive after receiving massage therapy. This safe, nurturing touch, along with regular sensory integration, is beneficial in reducing inattentiveness, touch aversion and withdrawal. Over time, touch therapy also helps the child to become more accustomed to tactile stimulation and aides in body awareness. Often by incorporating massage therapy into daily routines, children with Autism experience decreased issues with sleeping.During the Liddle Kidz™ Foundation Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism Course, you will learn about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), commonly observed symptoms associated with ASD, different therapies currently being employed with children who have a diagnosis on the spectrum, massage techniques, nurturing touch techniques, tactile introduction, sensory stimulation & integration, oral stimulation, oral-sensory activities and methodology, benefits for both children and caregivers, current research and the importance of communication and attachment in building healthy emotional relationships. You will learn how to communicate with parents and healthcare providers, and how best to reach children who need your services most. Specific unique verbal and nonverbal communication will be reviewed and discussed, including the use of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) when providing massage therapy. Massage and touch therapy techniques for working with children with varied developmental challenges will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions. The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations for using massage therapy will be explained.

The Advanced Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism
(Massage for Autism) Training Course includes:
¬    Review of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
¬    Review of commonly observed symptoms associated with ASD
¬    Review of a variety of therapies currently employed with children diagnosed on the spectrum
¬    Massage techniques, nurturing touch techniques, tactile introduction, sensory stimulation & integration, oral stimulation and oral-sensory activities
¬    Methodology for the use of massage therapy and tactile interventions
¬    Age appropriate approach and communication, and unique methods of communicating with children who have ASD    
¬    Overview of growth and development
¬    Benefits for both children and caregivers
¬    Recognizing Children’s verbal and nonverbal communication
¬    Current pediatric massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
¬    Teaching and facilitating skills to impart simple ideas and techniques to parents
¬    Networking and Marketing Skills for reaching healthcare professionals and families
¬    Considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations
¬    Medical, healthcare and parental consent considerations
¬    Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (Massage for Children with Autism) Guide (provided in class)
¬    Supervised Practical Experience: In-class hands on practice
¬    Exam – the exam is administered and graded in class to ensure full understanding of the material presented, and to give participants any additional guidance prior to completing the course
¬    After course mentoring from our Master Teacher
¬    Processing of CEH/CEU paperwork and certifications as applicable
¬    Recommended Pre-Course Study: Attendance and completion of Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Course

 

Contact Information

  • For Registration questions
    please contact:
    Shelly Cox 719-575-9820
    Tami Schumacher 303-981-4150

Payment Instructions

    • Payment options include:
    • Check
      Credit

    • Checks can be mailed to:
    • Colorado AMTA
    • 2929 N Prospect St #104
    • Colorado Springs, CO 80907
© 2019
Quick, easy and affordable online event registration and event management software for all event sizes.