Benign Positional Vertigo in Children

On Demand

Benign Positional Vertigo in Children

Evaluate and treat the most common form of vertigo in children and adults. (A hands-on, lab-based course!)

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About this Course

 Course Description

Evaluation and Treatment of Positional Vertigo in Children and Adults: is an introductory, lab-based course geared for rehabilitation clinicians (physical therapists, occupational therapists, physiatrists).  (Movements will be performed virtually in a set up that will allow you to replicate the information once you return to your clinics and schools.) 

The program content is designed to teach the clinician to be able to screen for the most common cause of positional vertigo and perform the appropriate treatment based on examination findings. 

The labs are designed to be performed in a treatment space similar to that of a pediatric gym, so treatment maneuvers are modified to be performed on mats on the floor and mimic the realistic environment that clinicians operate in pediatric settings.


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Joseph Adams, PT, DPT, NCS
  • Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate
  • Target Audience: OTs, PTs, COTAs, PTA’s, Pediatricians, and Physiatrists

Meet the Presenter

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Joseph Adams, PT, DPT, NCS

Joseph Adams is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Rehabilitation with advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation and has been working with patients with dizziness and vertigo for over 10 years at the Rusk Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, and most recently at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He is actively involved in clinical research including brain injury rehabilitation, vestibular outcome measures, reactive balance, post concussion syndrome, and early mobilization for patients after brain tumor resection.

He is the author of "Vestibular Rehabilitation for the NCS Exam," and lectures regularly on vestibular rehabilitation as an adjunct professor at Touro College and Columbia University.

Disclosure: Joseph Adams receives a speaking fee for his presentation. He has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

Identify signs and symptoms of the most common causes of positional vertigo in the pediatric population in the acute, subacute, school, and outpatient setting.

Recognize red flags that require immediate follow-up with the referring physician in simple and medically complex cases.

Utilize a vestibular and oculomotor screening to distinguish between the 6 main subtypes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and Benign Vertigo of Childhood (BVC).

Develop a plan of care based on best available research for the treatment of BPPV and BVC.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 5.5 CEUs.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 5.5 contact hours.

Approved for 5.5 CTLE contact hours.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Time-Ordered Sequence


15 Minutes

Relevant Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Vestibular System

30 Minutes

Pathophysiology of Benign Positional Vertigo of Childhood

30 Minutes

Dizziness Subjective Descriptors (in children's own words)

30 Minutes

Differential Diagnosis and Screening for Positional Vertigo in Children and Adults

30 Minutes


30 Minutes

Other non-benign causes of positional vertigo

45 Minutes

Lab - Dix-Hallpike and Roll Testing in the pediatric environment

30 Minutes

Repositioning Treatment

30 Minutes

Lab - BBQ Roll Maneuver and Roll Treatment for cupulolithiasis

30 Minutes

Lab - Liberatory Maneuver

15 Minutes

Lab - Deep Head Hanging Maneuver

15 Minutes

Larger Topics in Vestibular Rehabilitation

15 Minutes

Case studies, Questions and Answers

15 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


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