Defining, Assessing, Measuring, and Treating Children with Complex Disabilities - Fall 2018

The is an 8-week interactive course which includes five (5) learning modules (see schedule below) and is limited to 30 seats.

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.

Team 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-953 - Module 1: Defining Complex Disabilities in Children
  • LMS-954 - Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation of Children with Complex Disabilities
  • LMS-955 - Module 3: Developing an Outcome Toolbox for Children with Complex Disabilities
  • LMS-956 - Module 4: Measurement and Interpretation of Goals in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • LMS-957 - Module 5: Adaptive equipment, assistive technology, treatment strategies, and participatory activities for Children with Complex Disabilities

Proposed Schedule Overview (This may be subject to change depending on where you are located):

  • The course will kick off with a live call on September 18 This includess a tech overview and syllabus review outlining expectations
  • Module 1 starts on September 18
  • Modules 2 and 3 will start on September 26 - Live call are scheduled for October 15 and 16
  • Module 4 is delivered on October 23 as this is a Live presentation of the content
  • Module 5 starts on October 30 and the Live calls are scheduled for November 13 and 14
  • The Final Exam requires that you complete assignments within each module.
  • The course CLOSES on November 30, 2018

Meet your Instructor

Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD, is assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. She teaches the pediatric curriculum in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She is dedicated to experiential and humanities learning opportunities in physical therapy education. Her clinical work and research focus on sensory-based interventions, movement opportunities, quality of life, participation in society, and assessment of children with severe and complex disabilities. She is a board-certified pediatric clinical specialist and a 2015 Gold Foundation Humanism and Harvard Macy Scholar.

Course Code:

LMSK-0027

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Complete all assignments in each module. Then complete the assessment with at least a 70% score for each module.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

03/21/2018

Delivery method

Hybrid

Partner(s)

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

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APTA

Activities:Type
Complex Disabilities
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
Credit Categories
Tags:complex disabilities, Jennifer Baldwin, pediatrics, 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