PT/OT

Adaptive Tricycles in Schools

Opportunities for Participation, Motor Learning and Fitness

September 29, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
A girl rides on a red Rifton Adaptive Tricycle.

For a child with a disability such as cerebral palsy, the primary goal for the school-based therapist is to improve access to education.

Tips & Advice Navigating the Funding Maze for Assistive Technology August 08, 2022 by Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD
These funding tips will help you successfully navigate funding sources more effectively and avoid unnecessary delays, to get children the equipment they need.
PT/OT Clinical Perspectives on Postural Management for Hip Health July 13, 2022 by Michelle Meier, DPT
Recent research provides evidence-based guidelines for postural management intervention in lying, supported sitting and standing for children with non-ambulant CP.
PT/OT Pacer Positioning In Depth June 10, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
In this video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MSPT presents positioning tips and guidance for the different features of the Pacer gait trainer to address a variety of support needs.
PT/OT Focusing on Participation for Children with Autism April 27, 2022 by Karen Tartick, PT
When I first graduated in 1984 and worked with children in the schools, physical therapists typically did not work with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
PT/OT Promoting Fitness, Function and Physical Activity in School-Based Physical Therapy March 14, 2022 by Maggie O’Neil, PT, PhD, MPH
School-based physical therapists can promote student wellness and health through strategies to improve fitness, function and physical activity.
Evidence Based Practice Updates in Motor Learning February 14, 2022 by Lori Potts, PT
Research continues to increase knowledge in the field of motor learning. Understanding the mechanisms of motor learning can contribute to therapist interventions to further promote motor skills.
Stories Death of a Father and a Founder December 14, 2021 by Joe Keiderling
Last month saw the death of one of Rifton’s founding fathers. Jerry Voll grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied for the ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
PT/OT The “How” of Ecological Assessment December 08, 2021 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
According to Dr. Bronfenbrenner, ecological assessment involves stakeholders to identify student performance challenges and assist in their analysis.
PT/OT The “What” of Ecological Assessment December 07, 2021 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
Ecological assessment is a comprehensive process of assessment in which data on student performance is collected through observation across different environments and/or settings. It is a collaborative process that involves relevant stakeholders.
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