DPT 864 Pediatric PT
This course will address evaluation, documentation, and intervention strategies of infants and children with various types of syndromes, neurologically-based disabilities, and musculoskeletal disorders. Motor development is reviewed as a basis for examination and planning of interventions. The approaches to physical therapy intervention are examined within problem solving, case based, integrated framework. Management is considered in a broad context to include the appropriate interventions, coordination, communication, and consultation for each type of pediatric disability discussed. Pediatric lectures encompass prenatal, perinatal, and genetic disorders including high-risk infant, cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia (spina bifida), Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorders, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and others.
Differential diagnosis will be emphasized. Goal writing and intervention strategies will be included and will emphasize family-centered approaches for younger children while the client-centered approach will be the framework for older children. Examination and intervention will be differentiated among various practice settings, ages, and disabilities. Individual needs of children and families will be taught as a priority for all management.
Lecture: 1 hour Laboratory: 2 hours
Prerequisite(s): DPT 825, DPT 833, DPT 849, DPT 861
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