PT/OT The Nice F-Words for Children with Medical Complexity December 20, 2022 by Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD
For those of us working with medically fragile children we have our own set of F-words, and none of them unpleasant. Aligned in the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the F-words of Fitness, Function, Fun, Friends, and Family provide a lighthearted pathway to rehabilitation and a healthy future for children with disabilities.
PT/OT Adaptive Tricycles in Schools September 29, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
For a child with a disability such as cerebral palsy, the primary goal for the school-based therapist is to improve access to education.
PT/OT Clinical Perspectives on Postural Management for Hip Health July 13, 2022 by Michelle Meier, PT, 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.
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.
PT/OT The “Why” of Ecological Assessment November 22, 2021 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
In 2004, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized with language supporting participation in the natural environment. This has challenged school-based practitioners to use the natural environment as a basis for assessment.
PT/OT Toileting Concepts for Children with Disabilities June 28, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
For many parents and teachers of children with special needs, toileting seems like an unattainable goal. In this webinar, Lori Potts, PT discusses strategies to address these barriers for improved toileting successes.
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