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Core Connections – Exploring the Core’s Developmental Roots

August 25

| usd $225
Core Concepts in Action Book

Core Concepts in Action Book

This live, online course will provide therapists with a clear description of musculoskeletal make-up of the “core” and will cover the research-based neurophysiological rationale for evaluating core development and function in individuals with sensory processing difficulties. Core function will be explored from its developmental roots in the unfolding of the primary movement patterns (innate reflex development). Two key patterns (Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine) and their connections to core development and self-regulation will be discussed. A specific play-based observation tool that identifies core movement challenges and assists in prioritizing treatment strategies will be presented and explored through movement labs. Along with assessment, a variety of hands-on treatment strategies will be demonstrated through interactive labs. Video case presentation will be used to show practical clinical applications.

Receive the Gertie Ball and Power Up Ball for the special rate of $25 when you add the Therapy Ball Bundle to your course registration.

Take an additional discount of $20 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously.




Friday, August 25, 2017, 8:30am – 5:00pm CST/CDT
Check-in begins at 8:00am CST/CDT.
Test begins at approx. 4:30pm CST/CDT

Can’t make it on August 25th? A recording of the course will be available from August 29th to September 12th. Just register below and you’ll have the option to receive access to both the live course and the recording. If you plan to only watch the recording, you’ll still get your CEU’s; just complete the test like usual. Please let us know in the “Order Notes” section at checkout. (see “Recording Details” below)

*If registering after 5:00pm CDT on Thursday, Course Instructions will be emailed on Friday after 7:45am CDT. Thank you.




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the anatomical components of the inner and outer core.
  • Identify the significance of vestibular visual and auditory input for core development.
  • Select three strategies that activate inner core for the purpose of stability and self-regulation.
  • Underline the importance of complete expression and integration of the Moro and Tonic Labyrinthine reflex for core development and self-regulation.
  • Recognize the importance of respiratory patterns and their relationship to core activation.
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Continuing Ed

AOTA Approved Provider

Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants will receive 7.0 contact hours or 0.7 AOTA CEUs for this course.

AOTA Classification Code: Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Live Webinar: Full Attendance, Participation, Test — On-Demand Recording: View Full Recording, Test

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
ASHA: This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level & Professional Area)

Course Materials

Each participant is asked to have a yoga mat and gym ball (fits you to sit at 90/90) available during the course to utilize during online labs. The instructor will demonstrate the use of the Gertie Ball and the Power Up Ball throughout the course. Though they are not required to attend the course; access to these therapy balls can provide participants a hands-on experience during online demonstrations. You can receive both therapy balls for the special rate of $25 when you add the Therapy Ball Bundle to your course registration. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the live webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.

Device Compatibility

There are basic computer/device requirements for Vital Links webinars on LogMeIn’s GoToTraining platform. We have a breakdown of computer/device requirements and internet connections that will assist you. View our Support section. It is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.

Recording Details

The course recording will be offered for a limited time. The viewing window for the on-demand recording begins on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by 6:00pm CDT and expires on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT. Access to the recording and course materials will no longer be available after the noted time. You will receive an email on August 29th to access the course recording. Your device must have access to an internet connection and the capability to stream YouTube videos.

To receive credit for viewing the course recording, viewers are required to submit their quiz with a passing score (70% or higher) no later than Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT. Viewers can expect to receive a Certificate of Completion via email by Friday, September 22nd.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; a refund will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

There are basic computer/device requirements for Vital Links online courses. Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. Any difficulty with compatibility is not grounds for a refund after the live webinar session begins.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order.

International Shipping

An international shipping fee of $44.95 applies for bundles shipped to an address outside of the United States.

*This is a Live course. Full Attendance during the hours of this webinar is recommended, though it is available for a brief viewing period after the course.


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August 25
usd $225
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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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