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Core Connections – Exploring the Core’s Developmental Roots – Live Webinar w/ Recording

December 16

| $225

Watch this course preview to gain insight into the early foundations for core development that later support and refine arousal regulation, motor planning, perceptual-motor skills, organized behavior, and engagement in the world around us.

Recording Access Available!

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This live, online course (with recording access) 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, online labs. Video case presentation will be used to show practical clinical applications.

Receive the Gertie Ball and Power Up Ball from Vital Sounds for the special rate of 15% off when you register for the Core Connections course (S&H fees apply^). Vital Sounds coupon will be provided in course registration receipt.

Take an additional discount of $15 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously under the same web-order.

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Online with Recording Option*


Monday, December 16, 2024, 8:30am – 5:00pm Central Standard Time (CST)
Check-in begins at 8:00am CST
Test begins at approx. 4:30pm CST

Live Webinar Registration Closes:
Monday, December 16th at 7:30am CST

Recording Registration Closes:
Thursday, December 19th at 10:00am CST

Can’t make it on December 16? A recording of the course will be available from December 19th to January 2nd. Just register below and you’ll have the option to receive access to both the live course and the recording. If you plan to watch the recording, you’ll still be eligible to receive CEU’s.




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

Vital Links is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #3261. This Distance Learning – Interactive course is offered at 0.7 CEUs, Introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Course Materials

Each participant is recommended to have a yoga mat/towel and gym ball (sized to allow 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. Receive the Gertie Ball and Power Up Ball from Vital Sounds for the special rate of 15% off when you register for the Core Connections course (S&H fees apply^). Vital Sounds coupon will be provided in course registration receipt.

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

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Course Instructions for your Vital Links Online Course, Core Connections.”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Device Compatibility

There are basic device requirements for Vital Links webinars on Zoom. While you can join the session via a computer, tablet, or mobile device, viewers may have an enhanced experience through the use of a computer.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.

Recording Details

The course recording will be offered for a limited time, and the registration deadline is December 19th. The viewing window for the recording special begins on Thursday, December 19th, 2024 and expires on Thursday, January 2nd, 2025 at 11:59pm CST. You may view the recording at your leisure during the viewing window — break it up or watch it all at once…it’s up to you! However, access to the recording, test and course materials will no longer be available after the noted time; please plan accordingly.

How do I access the recording?
You will receive an email on December 19th by 5:00pm CST to access the course recording and printable handouts. Your device must have access to an internet connection and the capability to stream YouTube videos.

Will I receive a certificate?
To receive credit for viewing the course recording, viewers are required to submit their test with a passing score (70% or higher) no later than Thursday, January 2 at 11:59pm CST.
Viewers can expect to receive a Certificate of Completion via email by Tuesday, January 7th.


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; refunds 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.

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. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.

National & International Shipping

Shipping and international shipping fees applies for therapy ball bundle shipped within and outside of the United States. Rates are as follows:

United States – $8.95 (Therapy Ball Bundle)

Canada – $35.43

Hong Kong – $75.43

All other international locations – $100.43

International Customs requires international recipients to pay applicable duties and taxes on each shipment entering their country. A brokerage fee is also charged by the courier to process and present the requisite customs paperwork to International Customs on the importer’s behalf. Customs fees are not included in the shipping fee paid at time of purchase. Please, be aware that UPS will request payment of these charges at the time of delivery. You have the ability to call UPS ahead of time (1-800-742-5877) to pay these charges, eliminating the need for payment on delivery.

*This is a live course. Full attendance during the hours of this webinar is recommended; however, for those unable to attend the entire webinar, a recording is available for a brief viewing period after the course concludes. See “Recording Details” button above.


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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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Core Connections - December 16, 2024 - Live Webinar w/ Recording Access
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