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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

12 Days Of Neuro

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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The Need for Highly Trained Clinicians is Greater Than Ever

With an increase in the prevalence of developmental disorders, the need for properly trained clinicians that understand the neurophysiology, know how to make the correct diagnosis, understand the co-management with various levels of healthcare and support, and have mastery of a functional neurology approach to treating these conditions is higher than ever.

That is why we created the Neurodevelopmental Disorders series. This NEW 6-module program builds on top of current best research and understanding of developmental disorders as well as the latest advancements in their treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Incidence and comorbidities of NDD for the infant, toddler, adolescent and adult
  • Review of currently accepted etiologies and management (including medications)
  • Understand CNS developmental disruptions
  • Developmental milestones and effect of delays
  • Identification, pathophysiology and management of neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Creating an evidence-based treatment plan with measurable objective outcomes
  • Examination and management of the:
    • Newborn
    • Toddler
    • Adolescent
  • Brain-Gut Connection
    • Nutritional interventions strategies
    • Impact of primitive reflex development/delay
  • Neuropsychological Testing
    • Neurocognitive testing and interpretation
    • Achievement testing and interpretation
  • The American Disabilities Act
    • Educational Accommodations
      • IEP vs. 504 Plan
  • Interventions and Treatment
    • High-tech and Low-tech neuro-rehabilitation
    • Home-based treatment programs
  • Parenting Strategies
    • Positive vs. negative reinforcement
      • Effects on the brain (gray matter)
  • Practice Management of the Neurodevelopmental Delay Clinic
    • Developing co-management relationships with other professionals
    • Developing YOU as “The Community Expert”
    • Patient and Student Advocacy



What type of conditions/patients will clinicians be able to address?

  • ADD/ADHD VS. Executive Function Disorder
  • Spectrum Disorders
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Mild-Severe Autism
    • Rhett Syndrome
  • Behavioral Disorders
    • OCD
    • Anxiety disorders
    • PDD-NOS
    • ODD
  • Sensory Modulation Disorders (SMD)
  • Intellectual disorders
    • Language and learning
    • Dyslexia

Course Curriculum

In order to deliver effective and powerful care, an understanding of the “how” and the “what” is critical. Understand the Physiology and the Pathophysiology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Topics Discussed in Module 1 include:

  •  Physiology
    • Neural development
    • Spatial and Temporal Coherence of the sensory development
    • Spatial and Temporal Coherence of the motor development
    • Development and shaping of the limbic system
  • Disruption of CNS development (Pathophysiology)
    • Neural tube & defects
    • Inborn errors of Metabolism
    • Developmental coordination disorders
    • Developmental intellectual disorders
    • Developmental pervasive disorders
    • Polyvagal theory and its application to developmental disorders
  • Executive Dysfunction Disorders
    • ADD/ADHD
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidities
      • Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Intellectual Disorders
    • Learning and Language Disorders
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidity
      • Pathophysiology
  • Behavior Disorders
    • OCD
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidities
      • Pathophysiology
    • Anxiety
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidities
      • Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Pervasive Disorders
    • PDD-NOS
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidity
      • Pathophysiology
    • ODD
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidity
      • Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Coordination / Sensory Disorders
    • SMD – Sensory Modulation disorders
      • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
      • Proposed causes
      • Comorbidity
      • Pathophysiology
  • Major diagnostic categories and terminology – DSM-V
  • Identifying Characteristics
    • Developmental course
    • Social interactions
    • Communication skills
  • Proposed causes
  • Comorbidity
  • Pathophysiology
    • Mirror Neuron System
    • Social interconnectivity
    • Mitochondrial dysfunction
    • Neurotransmitters (serotonin) o Brain-gut connection
  • Evaluation and Management
    • Autism
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Rhett Syndrome
  • Evidence-Based Interventions / Co-management
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis – ABA
    • Social Skills Training
    • Medications
    • Occupational Therapy/SLP
  • Neurotypical vs. Non-neurotypical vs. Normal variant
  • Examination of Newborn
    • Developmental milestones o Primitive Reflexes
    • Parent questionnaires
  • Examination of Toddler
    • Developmental milestones
    • Parent questionnaires
  • Examination of the Adolescent
    • Developmental milestones
    • Parent questionnaires
  • Neuropsychological testing
    • Cognitive
    • Achievement
    • Reliability, Sensitivity
    • Interpretation & intervention
  • High tech interventions
    • Leveraging technology in the treatment of NDD conditions
  • Low tech interventions
    • Leveraging low-tech management of NDD conditions
  • Co-Management/Management Team

Our Pedagogy

We utilize a clinical flipped classroom where participants will have reading and study materials sent to them before the class begins. They will be able to familiarize themselves with the material and complete the necessary requirements that will allow them a superior educational experience.

We want our participants to develop lifelong learning skills and mastery of their clinical applications. Participants in our program will receive a continuous follow-up of training that is delivered to their smartphone, tablets, or computer after they have completed the program at no additional cost.

All participants are given access to the Carrick Institute library and Medline access.   They will have direct access to published scientific papers that will complement their learning and increase their clinical skills.

Why the Carrick Institute?

The Carrick Institute has provided clinical graduate school education for healthcare professionals for over four decades. Our faculty are experienced clinician educators that have an international reputation for excellence.  Our course instructor is recognized throughout the world for his clinical applications in this knowledge area. Professional athletes, Olympians, Collegiate athletes, celebrities and more call on Carrick faculty members from around the world when they have suffered brain injury or neurological compromise, or any decrease in their performance.


Prepaid tuition (register for the entire 6-module program): $6600 
General tuition (register less than 45 days before module start): $1,450

What's Included in Your Tuition

  • 25 hours of lecture time within each module
  • All-Access to the digital recording of the class
  • Re-attendance – Retake the class on-site, via Livestream, or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like as an audit
  • All-Access to the flipped classroom material 
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline Access upon completion of the module

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed a course after December 2019 have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.

To view full Terms & Conditions, click here.

For more information on CE/CME eligibility, visit

Who Can Attend:

The healthcare professions that can attend this program are: MD, DC, DO, PT, OT, ATC, LMT, ND, LAc, PA, NP, CA (If accompanied by DC).  If you have any questions about your eligibility to attend this program, you can contact us via the Contact Us page.

Locations and Dates

NDD 794: Online, Self-Paced Learning
NDD 795: Online, Self-Paced Learning
NDD 796: Online, Self-Paced Learning Coming Soon

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