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Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy Snapshot

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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. 

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School-Based Physical Therapy Services
School-Based Physical Therapy Services On-Demand Video
Recorded 08/14/2022
Recorded 08/14/2022
School-Based Physical Therapy Services Quiz
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services
Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services On-Demand Video
Recorded 09/15/2022
Recorded 09/15/2022
Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services Handout
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services References
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Early Intervention Based Physical Therapy Services Quiz
6 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/6 points to pass