Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs - PT14

Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs

by Caryn Bradley, PT, MMSc and Allison Pitman Sevillano, MS, DPT, PT, ATP, CEAS and Allison Pitman Sevillano, MS, PT, DPT, ATP
(4.4 / 714 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Yoga is the art of fusing the body and mind for an overall sense of well-being. For the child with special healthcare needs, the ultimate goal of yoga is self-awareness. Yoga provides a mechanism whereby children can discover a place of stillness and contentment within themselves, which creates mental equilibrium, emotional stability and physical health.


The goal of this yoga continuing education program is to provide physical therapists and occupational therapists with information regarding yoga as a complementary therapeutic approach to treatment of children with special healthcare needs. After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Define the five major components of a yoga program designed for a child with special healthcare needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and benefits of yoga for children with special healthcare needs
  • Describe two physiological processes to explain the science of the breathing used to promote relaxation during the practice of yoga

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for PT and PTA from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of continuing education by The NC PTA (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 03/08/2009 through 03/08/2010.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018. 
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 09S1162, exp. date 9/28/10; 10S1038 for 9/29/10 to 9/29/11; 11S0903 from 09/30/11 to 09/30/12; 12S1875 for 09/30/12 to 09/30/13; 13S1891 for 10/01/13 to 10/01/14; 14S1712 for 10/02/14 to 10/02/15; 15S2216 for 10/03/15 to 10/03/16; 16S1871 for 10/04/16 to 10/04/17).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CP90914165, exp. date 12/31/09; CP100014180 for 01/01/10 to 12/31/10; CP110015688 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017206 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019634 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021316 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024038 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27102 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518169 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518169 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 46281A for 9/28/09 to 9/28/10).
The TN Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3783 for 05/18/11 to 05/17/12, 4381 for 05/18/12 to 05/17/13, 4974 for 05/18/13 to 05/17/14; 5704 for 05/18/14 to 05/17/15; 6162 for 05/18/15 to 05/17/16; 2016-167 for 05/18/16 to 05/17/17; 2017-216 for 5/18/17 to 5/17/18).
The PA Board of PT (PTCE003850 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006384 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010100 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 845-2009, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 416-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 121-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 251-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-360 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 2/13/2015 to 02/13/2019.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437.3015, exp. date 9/1/10; 437.3432 for 9/1/10 to 9/1/11; 437-3850 for 09/01/11 to 09/01/12; 437-4520 for 09/01/12 to 09/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA  applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/28/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/27/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/2/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Diane T - Strafford, VT  ·  Sep 19, 2018
Just fabulous knowledge
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LYNDA M - Collierville, TN  ·  Sep 17, 2018
Very interesting. The breathing practices in yoga can be beneficial in almost all types of patients.
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Alesscia S - West Orange, NJ  ·  Jun 25, 2018
The course was a basic intro to yoga principles and provided a sound foundation for further study.
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Almario Alexis G. O - Jacksonville, FL  ·  May 30, 2018
Very informative about the use of yoga!
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JERAD S - memphis, TN  ·  May 17, 2018
excellent course that was well organized and easy to follow
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Price: $19.00
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