NDTA Certificate Course in the Contemporary Practice of NDT for the Management of Adults With Stroke & Brain Injury, Course ID #23A105

August 3-6, 2023, Part I

Sept. 7-10, 2023, Part II

Oct. 19-23, 2023, Part III

Nov. 9-12, 2023, Part IV

Hours:  See Agenda below for details


$25.00 Application Fee, Non-Refundable
Application Deadline:  July 7, 2023

Course Price:

$2,700 - NDTA Member

$2,925 - Non-Member

$500 Deposit Due:  July 7, 2023
Balance Due:  July 20, 2023

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Group Discounts

Groups of 4-6 from the same facility = 5% discount

Groups of 7+ from the same facility = 10% discount


For more information, prior to registering, email kamassey@texaschildrens.org

Course Description

NDTA Certificate Courses are post-graduate continuing education courses offered to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists who work with adults or children with movement disorders associated with neuromuscular impairments.


The Certificate Course core curriculum includes didactic information, hands-on lab work in which participants practice problem-solving and application of intervention strategies, treatment demonstrations by instructors, and mentored clinical practice in which participants work with a variety of clients.


Instruction in the NDT philosophy as an interdisciplinary team approach assures that all therapists learn to address each client using a holistic approach. All therapists, regardless of discipline, cover the same course material. Throughout the course, they assess and treat clients with neuromuscular disorders to gain a thorough understanding of each individual's underlying posture and movement impairments and the resultant functional consequences. This provides them with the opportunity to understand the 'whole' client in order to develop basic handling skills.


Participants must meet attendance requirements, successfully achieve course objectives, perform effective assessments, develop appropriate intervention strategies, plan and implement effective treatment plans, and successfully pass the standardized final exam and competencies. Once accomplished, an NDTA Certificate of Completion is awarded.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate course the participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze effective and non-effective components of posture and movement.
  2. Identify the relationships between function, posture and movement components, and system integrities and impairments in individuals with neuromuscular disorders.
  3. Demonstrate effective NDT clinical reasoning and problem-solving, using assessment findings to develop realistic treatment plans.
  4. Develop and implement therapeutic handling strategies that result in changes in the client, including improved sensorimotor performance, achievement of functional goals, and enhanced participation in meaningful activities.

About the Instructors

Jodi A. Renard, PT, DPT, C/NDT, CBIS, is an NDTA Inc., Certified Adult Hemiplegia PT Instructor since 2014, Coordinator Instructor since 2019 and Advanced Instructor in 2022. She earned a B.S. in Allied Medical Professions with a major in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University in 1995 and completed her Transitional Doctorate Degree of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in August 2011. In addition to being a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTATM), Jodi is also an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and she has also serves as a Neurological Resident mentor for the acquired brain injury module for the OhioHealth/Ohio University Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program since 2016. She was NDTA Inc., trained in 1998 and attended multiple advanced courses for gait, upper extremity management and orthotic fabrication prior to becoming an instructor. Ms. Renard served as a PT instructor candidate for NDTATM Adult Certificate courses starting in 2007. Jodi has also presented nationally on the subject, Posttraumatic Vestibular Dysfunction and Concussion. She specializes in the treatment of brain and stroke conditions, neuro-prosthetic devices and vestibular rehabilitation. She has experience working with neurologically impaired clients along the continuum of care. She currently works as a clinician and serves as the Acquired Brain Injury PT Program Coordinator for the OhioHealth Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation in Columbus, Ohio.


Teresa Siebold, B.H.Sc.PT, B.Sc.Kin, C/NDT, NDTA CI & PT Instructor, is a physical therapist with almost twenty-five years of experience in adult neurorehabilitation. As an educator, Teresa began instructing post-graduate courses for allied health professionals in 2008. She has taught throughout Canada, the USA, and internationally. Teresa has been the PT Neuro Specialist Instructor for the Therapy Assistant's Programs at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (2016-present) and Red Deer College (2015, 2016). Teresa has served in clinical and leadership positions on stroke units, neurosurgical and neuro-investigating units as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. She has also worked, and informed her practice with courses, in the areas of orthopedics, peripheral nerve mobilization and vestibular rehabilitation. Currently, Teresa is on the Stroke Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. Teresa was an invited speaker at the 2016 & 2019 NDTA Annual Conferences in Memphis, TN, and Charlotte, NC, and she has presented three clinical posters: in 2012 at the Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) Conference in Las Vegas, in 2013 at the Stroke Congress in Montreal, and in 2014 at the Bendable Brain Conference in Las Vegas. Her publications include: “A Peek into the Visual System and Neurological Rehabilitation”, NDTA Network, July/August, 2020; “NDT in Acute Care: Advocating for and Promoting Early Recovery”, NDTA Network March/April 2016: “Addressing the Primary and Secondary Impairments of a 20 Year Old Man with Traumatic Brain Injury” case report in textbook, Neuro-Developmental Treatment: A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice, 2016 ed, Thieme Publishing.


Katy Kerris, OT, C/NDT, has over 30 years of experience working with neurologically impaired and orthopedic patients. In addition, She is a Certified Hand Therapist and also has a strong background in manual therapy. She is an OT Adult Hemi Instructor. She has taught seven NDT seminars in the past two years and assisted in teaching several three-week certificate courses. She lives in Alaska where she enjoys many outdoor activities and has even been building her own cabin.


J. Lyndelle Owens, MCD, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, earned her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Since graduation, she has had a vast amount of clinical experience in various rehabilitation centers, individual treatment, and group settings for infants, children, and adults with Neuromotor dysfunctions. Her professional career has included work at Children's Hospital in Boston; LSU Medical Center in New Orleans; Michael Reese Hospital and other medical centers in the Metropolitan Chicago area for 14 years. Ms. Owens was in Private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 12 years while serving as adjunct faculty at The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College. Experience includes ten years in Albuquerque, NM. employed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. In 2006, she moved to Dallas, Texas. She was employed at Texas Health Resources, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas until the Fall of 2017 when she became self-employed. She is an NDTA (Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association) basic and advanced course Speech Instructor for the 3-week Adult Hemiplegia certificate courses. Her extensive educational training and professional experience combined with her enthusiasm for her field have led her to present numerous workshops nationally and internationally.


Rose Lesso, MSPT, C/NDT


Part 1: Thur-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8-11am


Parts 2-4: Thur-Sat 8am-4:30pm, Sun 8am -12:45pm


There will be two 15-minute breaks and one lunch break daily.


Texas Children's Hospital Feigin Center

1st Floor Conference Room A
1102 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030

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1709 Dryden Road
Houston, TX 77030

United States


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Who Should Attend

PTs, OTs, and SLPs


102 contact hours or CEU's through TPTA. Texas Children's Hospital is a preferred provider for the Texas Physical Therapy Association, APS #2303051TX.


AOTA and ASHA CEUs provided by NDTA.