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    The Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy Snapshot is an on-demand course that will provide two sessions to give you a taste of advanced practice. This on-demand course will offer 4 contact hours (.04 CEUs) upon completion of both sessions and passing of each post-test.

    The Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy Snapshot is an on-demand course that will provide two sessions and a summary session to give you a taste of advanced practice. This on-demand course will offer 4 contact hours (.04 CEUs). 

    The pre-recorded sessions and handouts will be posted on October 1 and will remain available through December 1. There will be two 2-hour sessions:  

    • School-Based Physical Therapy Services (Susan Effgen)
    • Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services (Paula Cox)

    Attendees of the 2022 in-person Advanced Clinical Practice Course in Phoenix, AZ, can add this on-demand course to their registration to earn additional contact hours at a special discounted rate. 

    Objectives
    At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
    • Demonstrate advanced clinical competency in the provision of physical therapy services for children with diverse abilities and their families 
    • Synthesize and describe contemporary theories and evidence-based practices
    • Integrate the theories and evidence presented into physical therapy practice patterns

    Session and Speaker Information

    School-Based Physical Therapy Services

    Session Description: The federal laws influencing the provision of school-based physical therapy will be covered in this session. Content will include decision making and the delivery of physical therapy services to support the educational program for all students with disabilities in schools. Issues specific to school-based practice will include the individualized education program (IEP), least restrictive environment, due process, transitions, early intervening services, and response to intervention. 

    Objectives: Participants will: 
    • Understand the history of IDEA and the 2004 reauthorization 
    • Discuss the importance of the IEP and the implications of the need for services based on peer-reviewed research
    • Incorporate knowledge of systematic reviews and meta analyses regarding common school-based interventions into service delivery
    • Discuss the differences between service delivery under IDEA and Section 504
    • Understand least restrictive environment, due process, transitions, and response to intervention

    Speaker: Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
    Dr. Effgen is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program at the University of Kentucky. She is an established educator and researcher in pediatric physical therapy and is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA. As co-chair of the (then) Section on Pediatrics Government Affairs Committee, she was active in the authorization and reauthorization process of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The APTA Pediatrics’ Advocacy Award is now given in her name. She has served on several editorial boards, including Physical Therapy, and authored the text Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children. She was co-investigator of a US Department of Education grant: PT COUNTS, studying the Relationship of Student Outcomes to School-based Physical Therapy Services. She is the founding chair of the APTA Pediatrics School-based Special Interest Group. 

    Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services

    Session Description: The federal laws influencing the development of and provision of early intervention services will be covered in this session. Physical therapist competencies and responsibilities will be explored through the Early Intervention Guidelines developed by Lisa Chiarello and Susan Effgen published in 1990 , updated in 2006 . Contemporary evidence-based research will provide the framework for discussion of outcome development and intervention practices.

    Objectives: Participants will:
    • Understand the mission for the development of provision of early intervention services
    • Discuss the range of competencies necessary for comprehensive early intervention practices
    • Utilize contemporary research guidance for decision-making and the development of evidence-based intervention programs

    Speaker: Paula Cox, PT, DSc, PCS
    Dr. Cox is a licensed, board certified, physical therapist with clinical experience in pediatric neurological and neuromuscular rehabilitation. She is a member of APTA, APTA Pediatrics, and the Illinois Chapter. Cox served on the APTA Pediatrics’ NICU to EI transition work group. She operates a private pediatric practice and provides ongoing mentoring to PTs in the Chicago area. She developed and presented the evidence-based pediatric continuing education course “Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Strength.” Cox received her Doctor of Science in Pediatric Rehabilitation from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Program. Her doctoral research examined the use of a robotic scooter, the SIPPC, to provide early autonomous locomotion for infants with Down syndrome. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.


    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read
    Effect of Contingency Paradigm–Based Interventions on Developmental Outcomes in Young Infants: A Systematic Review

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    The purpose of this systematic review was to identify controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of contingency paradigm–based interventions to improve feeding, motor, or cognitive outcomes during the first year of life.

    This review synthesizes a body of literature on contingency paradigm-based interventions and highlights its potential paradigm–based interventions to improve developmental outcomes in infants

    Course Authors: Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela, PT, DPT; Martha Henao Bloyer, PT, DPT; Monica Krogmann, PT, MA, DPT; Cornelia Lieb-Lundell, PT, MA, DPT; Dawn Kelly James, PT, DPT, DSc

    Article:  Characterizing Pain among Adolescents and Young Adults with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    Jaclyn Megan Sions, Maureen Donohoe, Emma Haldane Beisheim-Ryan, Ryan Todd Pohlig, Tracy Michele Shank and Louise Reid Nichols

    Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Characterize pain as experienced by adolescents and young adults with arthrogryposis
    2. Compare and contrast prevalence rates for the most commonly identified painful regions per body diagrams among adolescents and young adults with AMC  (something like this comparing age groups)
    3. Discuss reliability measures used in the cited research study
    4. Understand how chronic pain effects adolescents and young adults with arthrogryposis

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.


    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read
    Effect of Contingency Paradigm–Based Interventions on Developmental Outcomes in Young Infants: A Systematic Review

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    The purpose of this systematic review was to identify controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of contingency paradigm–based interventions to improve feeding, motor, or cognitive outcomes during the first year of life.

    This review synthesizes a body of literature on contingency paradigm-based interventions and highlights its potential paradigm–based interventions to improve developmental outcomes in infants

    Course Authors: Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela, PT, DPT; Martha Henao Bloyer, PT, DPT, Monica Krogman, PT, MA, DPT, Cornelia Lieb-Lundell, PT, DPT, Dawn Kelly James, PT, DPT, DSc

    Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Characterize contingency paradigms as used in pediatric physical therapy practice
    2. Critique research methods utilized by authors in the contingency paradigm article
    3. Assess if contingency paradigms are useful for caregiver education
    4. Compare and contrast outcomes of contingency paradigm–based interventions on developmental skills in young infants.
    5. Discuss appropriate dosage for contingency paradigms as presented by authors


    Course Code: BTR-April 2022

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.



    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read

    Modified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children With Disabilities 

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    The purpose of this single-subject case series study is to determine the effect of modified ride-on car use in natural environments on mobility.

    Course Code: BTR-2018

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.



    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read

    Effect of Playground Environments on the Physical Activity of Children With Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy 

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    To compare the effect of 2 different playground environments on the physical activity of children with ambulatory cerebral palsy during their playground play.

    Course Code: BTR-2017

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read
    The Relationships Between Capacity and Performance in Youths With Cerebral Palsy Differ for GMFCS Levels

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    To examine change in, and longitudinal relationships between motor capacity and activity performance across the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS).

    Course Code: BTR-2017

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.



    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read

    Therapy Use for Children With Developmental Conditions: Analysis of Colorado Medicaid Data 

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    To examine therapy use and spending for Medicaid-enrolled infants and toddlers with developmental
    conditions.

    Course Code: BTR-2017

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.



    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read

    Creative Dance Practice Improves Postural Control in a Child With Cerebral Palsy

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    Purpose: To investigate the effect of creative dance instruction on postural control and balance in an 11-year-old with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale level II. 

    Course Code: BTR-2017

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read
    Pediatric Physical Therapy Telehealth and COVID-19:Factors, Facilitators, and Barriers Influencing Effectiveness

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    The purpose of this study was to identify the important factors, facilitators, and barriers for telehealth effectiveness as described by pediatric physical therapists, transitioning from in-person to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Course Code: BTR-0721

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative survey data.
    2. Identify the important factors, facilitators, and barriers for effective pediatric physical therapy telehealth services.
    3. Categorize themes, subthemes and their relationship to successfulness of pediatric physical therapy telehealth sessions.
    4. Appreciate the effects of COVID-19 in the delivery of pediatric physical therapy telehealth services.
    5. Analyze best practices in the delivery of pediatric physical therapy telehealth services.

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 Contact Hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee). 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.



    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read 
    Motor Developmental Delay After Cardiac Surgery in Children With a Critical Congenital Heart Defect

    Pediatric Physical Therapy: Beyond the Read is a text-based course series that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) online. The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides selected articles for you to read and critically analyze prior to completing a short exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs.

    This article will systematically review evidence regarding the severity and prevalence of motor development in children with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) without underlying genetic anomalies. Summary of Key Points: Twelve percent of all included studies reported abnormal mean motor developmental scores, and 38% reported below average motor scores. Children with single-ventricle physiology, especially those with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, had the highest severity and prevalence of motor delay, particularly at 0 to 12 months. Most included studies did not differentiate between gross and fine motor development, yet gross motor development was more affected.

    Recommendations for Clinical Practice: We recommend clinicians differentiate between the type of heart defect, fine and gross motor development, and the presence of genetic anomalies. Furthermore, increased knowledge about severity and prevalence will enable clinicians to tailor their interventions to prevent motor development delays in CCHD.

    Course Code: BTR-1021

    Completion Instructions: Read the article, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Delivery Method: Online

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the prevalence of motor development delays in children with specific types of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) without an underlying genetic disorder.
    2. Relate severity of motor delays to diagnostic categories.
    3. Identify factors which may contribute to delayed motor outcomes in children with CCHD.

    E-Learning Course 0.1 CEUs (1 contact hours/CCUs) 

    Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your registration, you may do so prior to taking any part of the course by emailing info@pediatricapta.org (minus a $15 processing fee).