Dosing and Rehabilitation: Upper Extremity and High Intensity Programs in Infancy

Just like taking prescription medication requires a certain dose, exercise prescription for pediatric physical therapy may be enhanced by understanding appropriate components of dose. This course explores the role of early spontaneous to purposeful movements with a focus on the emergence of reaching to identify specific therapeutic targets in infants with risk factors for cerebral palsy such as neonatal stroke. Important techniques for behavioral and kinematic analysis are discussed. The dosing parameters of a parent-delivered home-based intervention program focusing on reach and grasp using principles of motor learning is presented for infants at risk for cerebral palsy. Using a path model for dosing, CIMT, bimanual training, and high intensity interventions are presented as options for dosing comparisons in infants and toddlers with cerebral palsy.

Course Code:

LMS-824

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_Logo One

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

16S5004

cert_OH hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review the course content, open the assessment in the green menu bar to the right and complete it with at least a 70% score.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

12/29/2016

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Jill Heathcock, MPT, PhD

Learning objectives

  1. Describe current interventions and their potential to influence behavioral change in children with CP.
  2. Evaluate dosing parameters of pediatric rehabilitation considering principles of motor learning.
  3. Apply relevant pediatric neurorehabilitation evidence to functional outcomes in infants and children. Integrate knowledge of frequency, intensity, timing, and type of rehabilitation for recovery in the context of clinical application.

Partner(s)

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Tags:dosing, pediatrics, Jill Heathcock, cerebral palsy
Enrollment
Price:$100.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $100.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $60.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Pediatrics
    $54.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
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