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  1. 1. children have who special needs a Focus on: • Neurological Evaluation of the Young Child • Scoliosis • Mild Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents • Pediatric and Adolescent Depression • Spasticity Management Options & Issues • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Thursday, November 14, 2002 Best Western Kelly Inn • St. Cloud, Minn. This workshop has been designed for: nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, educators, psychologists, social workers, We are also offering personal care attendants, family members, a workshop for in-home family support staff, supported living parents and s e rvices staff, and others involved in the care professionals on the and education of children with special needs, evening of including EMTs and athletic trainers. November 13. See the enclosed agenda for details. Sponsored by: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare St. Cloud Hospital
  2. 2. weather: P a r ent and Community Professional In case of inclement weather, please listen to WWJO-FM (98.1), WJON-AM (1240), workshop KCLD-FM (104.7), KNSI-AM (1450) or KKSR-FM (96.7) for cancellation announcements. We d n e s d a y , N ovember 13, 2002 location: Best Western Kelly Inn workshop description Hwy. 23 and Fourth Avenue South This workshop is designed to provide parents and professionals with effective St. Cloud, MN strategies for working within the health care environment and maintaining a balanced (320) 253-0606 perspective within their personal lives. (Community professionals, please feel free to (a map will be sent with your confirmation.) pass this information on to parents you feel would benefit from this session.) lodging: objectives - Parent and Professional workshop If making room reservations at the Kelly Inn, please ask for the room block for the At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to: Gillette Children’s/St. Cloud Hospital conference. Conference rate is $66.00 single • Understand the role of the pediatric neurologist in caring for children with occupancy; rooms will be held on a first-come basis until October 30, 2002. neurological and developmental disorders • Develop appropriate expectations regarding visits with medical sub-specialists additional hotels: • identify three myths that prevent maintenance of a balanced perspective Radisson Inn (320) 654-1661 Fairfield Inn (320) 654-1881 • Identify three methods for effectively adapting to change Country Inn & Suites (320) 259-8999 Quality Inn (320) 253-4444 Holiday Inn (320) 253-9000 agenda registration fees: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Registration, Pizza and Beverages, Vendor/Resource Area T h u r s d a y , No vember 14, 20 02 5:45 - 6:00 Welcome Judy Moening, executive director, $75.00 (only full-day registrations accepted) United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minn. $25.00 students $15.00 family members (covers materials and food, no continuing education credit) 6:00 - 6:45 A Trip to Holland Beverly Wical, M.D., pediatric neurologist We d n e s d a y , November 1 3, 2 002 $10.00 parents 6:45 - 8:00 Don’t Shoot Skinny Rabbits: Survival Strategies $30.00 professionals from the Parent of a Special Needs Child Deadra Stanton, teacher Please register early. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is November 8, 2002. Your registration fee, less a $15.00 administrative charge, is refundable after the conference if your cancellation is received 48 hours prior to the program date. accreditation and certificates of attendance: This activity has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing Please direct registration questions to: Vickie Ruegemer, St Cloud Hospital, education requirements for xx hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for (800) 835-6652 (ask for the Education Department) or (320) 255-5642. For more determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing information on course content, please contact Cynthia Smith, Gillette Children’s education. A request for continuing education credits for this conference has also (320) 848-2509. If you have special needs that require assistance or if you need an been filed on behalf of psychologists, social workers, physical therapists and interpreter, please notify us at the time of registration. Requests will be kept occupational therapists. confidential.
  3. 3. course children have who description special needs This course has been designed to provide participants with an educational experience covering a range of topics that affect the health, education and T h u r s d a y , Novem ber 14, 2002 development of children with special needs. agenda Selected topics will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to work more effectively with children in community, school and early intervention 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Vendor/Resource Area settings. 8:00 - 8:15 Welcome Carolyn Olson, R.N., St. Cloud Hospital course objectives 8:15 - 9:15 The First Year of Life: What Makes a Pediatric Neurologist Worry? Beverly Wical, M.D., pediatric neurologist At the completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Recognize neurological conditions that appear in the first year of life 9:15 - 10:15 Neuromuscular Scoliosis • Identify “red flags” that might indicate the need for a pediatric neurological Lael Luedtke, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic surgeon evaluation • Identify the features that distinguish neuromuscular scoliosis from idiopathic 10:15 - 10:45 Break and Vendor/Resource Area scoliosis 10:45 - 11:45 Mild Brain Injury: What Coaches, Trainers and Parents Need To Know • Discuss treatment considerations and options for neuromuscular scoliosis Greg A. Schlosser, M.D., rehabilitation medicine specialist • Understand the significance of repetitive mild brain injury • Describe the possible sequelae of mild brain injury and identify strategies for 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Vendors/Resource Area safely re-entering activities • Recognize the signs and symptoms of depression in children of all ages, and in 12:30- 1:30 Child and Adolescent Depression children with special needs Read Sulik, M.D., psychiatrist • Understand approaches to the medical treatment of depression in children • Understand the positive and negative effects that spasticity has on 1:30 - 2:30 Spasticity Management in Children: Choosing Strategies That Work musculoskeletal function Mark E. Gormley, Jr., M.D. pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist • Describe the various pharmaceutical and surgical interventions used to manage spasticity 2:30 - 2:45 Break • Identify the potential fetal damage that can occur from alcohol use in each of the trimesters of pregnancy 2:45 - 4:00 Recognizing Possible Fetal Alcohol Syndrome • Describe and apply at least five techniques for working with children who have Lynn Frigaard, fetal alcohol specialist Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect accreditation and certificates of attendance: Financial support for this educational activity has been provided in the This activity has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education form of an unrestricted educational grant from: requirements for xx hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. A request Medtronic Neurological Division for continuing education credits for this conference has also been filed on behalf of Allergan psychologists, social workers, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  4. 4. children have who faculty: planning committee: special needs Lynn Frigaard Fetal Alcohol Specialist Kathy Benham American Lung Association ARC Northland Barb Lundeen, PHN registration form: Mark E. Gormley, Jr., M.D. Minnesota Children With Special Health Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist Needs (MCSHN) Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Judy Moening Name: Lael Luedtke, M.D. Executive Director Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota Company/Organization: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Carolyn Olson, R.N. Title/Position Greg A. Schlosser, M.D. Pediatric Case Coordinator Rehabilitation Medicine Physician St. Cloud Hospital Address: St. Cloud Hospital City: State: ZIP: Cindy Owen Deadra Stanton Coordinator Business Phone: Home Phone: Teacher and Parent of a Special ARC St. Cloud Needs Child Mason City, IA Kathy Pauly, OTR SPOT Rehabilitation Read Sulik, M.D. [ ] I would like to attend the Children Who Have Special Needs Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Vickie Ruegemer conference on Thursday, November 14. St. Cloud Hospital Coordinator-Education and Professional Development [ ] I would like to attend the Parent and Community Professional Workshop Beverly Wical, M.D. St. Cloud Hospital on Wednesday, November 13. Pediatric Neurologist Program Medical Director, Infant and Cynthia Smith, PT [ ] I would like to attend both events. Toddler Program Outreach Coordinator Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Candace Vegter, SLP Mail registration form and check made payable to: Cerebral Palsy Program Manager St. Cloud Hospital Education Department Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare 1406 Sixth Avenue North St. Cloud, MN 56303 Sandra Wenner, M.S., OTR, C.R.C. President SPOT Rehabilitation