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Websites for Pediatric Physical Therapists in Early Intervention

October 06, 2009

The following websites were selected from an excellent extensive resource of the Early Intervention Special Interest Group of the APTA Pediatric Section, located here.

(In some cases the website description has been taken directly from the cited URL, in order to best represent the mission of the organization.)

CanChild Centre for Developmental Disability Research
This website provides resources on a variety of topics related to measurement and outcomes, family centered care, and interventions. Their research focus includes the interrelationships between children, families, communities, and health systems.

Child and Family Studies Research Programs
Part of Thomas Jefferson University, this website provides resource materials and presentations to support the implementation of best practices in early intervention including information on natural environments, inclusion, childcare, assistive technology.

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

DEC is an international membership organization for individuals who serve young children with special needs. Their website provides information on recommended practices, public policy, and position statements aimed at improving educational outcomes. The official publication of the International Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, the Journal of Early Intervention, provides access to the journal issues’ content and article abstracts. The journal focuses on research and innovative practices in early intervention.

The National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study

This nation-wide study reports on the early intervention experience of over 3,000 children and their families across a 10-year span.

U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Special Education Programs’ IDEA

This website contains comprehensive information on IDEA 2004.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

This center supports the implementation of IDEA. The center provides resources for transferring research and policy into practice. At this website you can access state and regional contacts, databases, and publications. You can find your state’s policy on payment for early intervention services as well as a listing of contact information for Part C Coordinators in each state at

Office of Special Education Programs

This office administers IDEA and is a leadership and financial resource for states and local districts to improve the outcomes of children with disabilities. The website provides information on legislation, policy, research, grants, and state monitoring related to IDEA.

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers

This organization coordinates Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers under IDEA. The purpose is to enhance partnerships between parent centers and educational systems. The website provides networks, contact information, clearing house, and resources to support provision of services for families in communities and to promote educational outcomes of children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics

This is the website of an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP website contains information regarding the Academy?s many programs and activities, policy statements and practice guidelines, publications and other child health resources.

National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Disease

This genetics-informational website contains a wealth of resources to benefit health professionals providing services to infants and children with genetic disorders, including general genetic information, current research, searchable databases of disease support groups, and a "Ask the Geneticist" web site with questions/answers and fact sheets posted about genetic disorders.

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

This center promotes healthy child development by supporting families, communities, and service providers. Their website provides professional education and program consultation, knowledge development, leadership development, public awareness and parent education, and policy analysis and development.

The Brazelton Institute

The Brazelton Institute is dedicated to promoting the healthy development of infants and families, through research and education programs for people who care for children and their families in the first years of life. The Institute is based in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, which is an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School.

Therapists as Collaborative Team Members for Infant/Toddler Community Services

TACTICS is an outreach training project and their website offers resources for service delivery in natural environments using daily routines and activities. Training modules and family stories are available.

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Selection of above resources is provided for informational purposes, and does not indicate Rifton endorsement of all referenced content.

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sophia | November 22, 2017
Hi Pediatric Gait Analysis And Orthotic Management: A Segmental Kinematic Approach to Rehabilitation is organized by Texas Children's Hospital and will be held during Feb 18 - 20, 2018 at Conroe, Texas, USA. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.75 Credits. Thank you