Innovative Co-Treatment of Rett Syndrome in an Aquatic Environment- EDT
Presented by: Leeann Smith, PTA, Maura Rabe, OTR/L and Kiley Goff, MSEd, CCC-SLP at Lexington Regional Health Center
Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by a mutation on the X chromosome. It results in decreased muscle control, minimal verbal communication, and often altered sensation, among other symptoms.
In this webinar, physical therapist Leeann Smith, occupational therapist Maura Rabe and speech therapist Kiley Goff will share how they used an aquatic environment to provide therapy to one patient with Rett Syndrome to improve her quality of life. They will describe how physical, occupational, and speech therapies all worked together in the water to improve her communication, independence and sensory processing.
The presenters will discuss case history, treatment protocols, initial and current results. Videos and pictures will be used throughout the presentation to demonstrate the strategies used.
AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
- Strategies for treating Rett Syndrome with aquatic therapy
- How to combine physical, occupational and speech therapy to improve results
- Case history, treatment protocols used and outcomes documented for this case study