Defining, Assessing, Measuring, and Treating Children with Complex Disabilities

The is an 8-week course which includes five (5) learning modules (see schedule below) and is limited to 30 seats. We are SOLD OUT! Please check back in early 2018 for the Spring session.

Each module will include:

  • recorded presentation and handout(s)
  • assessment of learning
  • guided discussion forum
  • assignments which may or may not be presented to the class
  • live calls with the instructor and facilitator(s)
  • additional modes of communication designed to support a community of practice.

Community members will be expected to share resources, challenges, and successes while learning and applying course information. The course instructor and facilitator will provide the participants with responses to their questions, reading materials and other resources to support ongoing learning during and following the course.

Course Overview

Whether acute, chronic, acquired, or congenital, children with complex disabilities often demonstrate impairments across cognitive, sensory, and motor domains.

It is often difficult for inter-professional team members, including physical therapists, to identify subtle abilities and skills of individuals with complex disabilities that may enhance their quality of life and participation. Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework, quality of life (QOL) and humanism conceptual models, learners of this course, focused on children with complex disabilities, will:

  1. define and differentiate children with complex disabilities;
  2. review, develop, and implement pediatric physical therapy evaluations;
  3. examine and apply existing pediatric outcome measures and interpret results;
  4. develop and measure goals using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS); and
  5. describe, develop, as well as share knowledge concerning adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and treatment strategies.

The 5-modules are:

  • LMS-878 - Module 1: Defining Complex Disabilities in Children
  • LMS-879 - Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation of Children with Complex Disabilities
  • LMS-880 - Module 3: Developing an Outcome Toolbox for Children with Complex Disabilities
  • LMS-881 - Module 4: Measurement and Interpretation of Goals in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • LMS-882 - Module 5: Adaptive equipment, assistive technology, treatment strategies, and participatory activities for Children with Complex Disabilities

Schedule Overview (This is subject to change depending on where you are located - Stay tuned):

  • The course will kick off on August 16 with a tech overview and Module 1 discussion based on the recorded presentation
  • Module 2 starts on August 16 and the Live session is August 28
  • Module 3 starts on August 28 and the Live sessions are September 11 and 12
  • Module 4 starts on September 13 and the Live presentation is September 26
  • Module 5 starts on September 26 and the Live session are Octoer 10 and 11
  • The Final Exam requires that you complete assignments within each module.
  • The course ENDS on October 16, 2017

Course Code:

LMSK-0025

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

All 5 Modules must be completed as outlines within each module. CEUs and a certificate will be issued at the completion of the entire Learning Path.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

04/17/2017

Delivery method

Blended

Instructor(s)

Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS

Learning Path Type

Kit

Partner(s)

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

Brought to you by

APTA

Activities:Type
Complex Disabilities Cohort - Fall 2017
Module 1: Defining Complex Disabilities in Children
eLearning Course
Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation of Children with Complex Disabilities
eLearning Course
Module 3: Developing an Outcome Toolbox for Children with Complex Disabilities
eLearning Course
Module 4: Measurement and Interpretation of Goals in Pediatric Physical Therapy
eLearning Course
Module 5: Adaptive equipment, assistive technology, treatment strategies, and participatory activities for children with complex disabilities
eLearning Course
Overview
Type:Learning Path
Credits:2
Tags:pediatrics, complex disabilities, Cindy Dodds
Enrollment
Price:$1050.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $1050.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $630.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Pediatrics
    $567.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar