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.
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:
- define and differentiate children with complex disabilities;
- review, develop, and implement pediatric physical therapy evaluations;
- examine and apply existing pediatric outcome measures and interpret results;
- develop and measure goals using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS); and
- 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.
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Module 1: Defining Complex Disabilities in Children
Module 2: Assessment and Evaluation of Children with Complex Disabilities
Module 3: Developing an Outcome Toolbox for Children with Complex Disabilities
Module 4: Measurement and Interpretation of Goals in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Module 5: Adaptive equipment, assistive technology, treatment strategies, and participatory activities for children with complex disabilities
- Non Member$1050.00(until 12/31/2030)
- Member$630.00(until 12/31/2030)
- Pediatrics$567.00(until 12/31/2030)