The A BC ’ s ofPediatric Physical Therapy         The Section on Pediatrics        A merican Physical Therapy             ...
Pediatric Physical Therapists       and Assistants   Highly educated, clinically    trained professionals   Work with in...
The Goal ofPediatric Physical TherapyHelp children reach theirmaximal functional level of      independence
Pediatric Physical Therapy:   Promotes independence   Increases participation   Facilitates motor development &    func...
Increased Participation   Pediatric Physical Therapists and    Assistants promote increased    participation in daily act...
The Critical Role of the Family   Parents and families have the    primary role in childrens    development.   Pediatric...
Family Support   The child’s family is supported by    the Pediatric Physical Therapist and    Assistant through:      C...
Enhancing Development   Pediatric Physical Therapists and    Assistants assist the family with    enhancing the child’s d...
Family Support   Pediatric Physical Therapists and    Assistants also:      Teach families about safety in the       hom...
Starting a child in Pediatric         Physical Therapy   First, an interview is completed to    identify the child’s need...
The Physical TherapyEvaluation asseses the child’s:   Mobility   Muscle and joint function   Strength and endurance   ...
Pediatric Physical Therapy   Includes collaboration & coaching   Occurs in natural learning environments,    such as    ...
Hospitals & ClinicsChildren also may receive PediatricPhysical Therapy in hospitals & clinics  when the child is receiving...
Is Your Child Entitled to           Services?All children ages birth to 21 eligible for:    Early intervention or    Spe...
Additional Federal Legislation   The Rehabilitation Act, Section 504     Requires provision of reasonable      accommoda...
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) & Pediatric Physical Therapy   “EBP” is the integration of research    findings, clinical e...
Evidence-Based Practice    supports the use of therapy      interventions, such as:   Developmental activities   Strengt...
EBP & Interventions         (continued):   Adaptation of daily care & routines   Equipment design, fabrication & fitting...
Licensing of Physical Therapists        and Assistants?   Each State has laws governing licensure    and practice of phys...
If you have questions or need   more information contact:   The Section on Pediatrics   American Physical Therapy Assoc.  ...
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El ABC de la pediatria (ingles)

  1. 1. The A BC ’ s ofPediatric Physical Therapy The Section on Pediatrics A merican Physical Therapy A ssociation
  2. 2. Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants Highly educated, clinically trained professionals Work with individuals birth through adulthood with movement dysfunction Strong desire & unique talent for working with children & families
  3. 3. The Goal ofPediatric Physical TherapyHelp children reach theirmaximal functional level of independence
  4. 4. Pediatric Physical Therapy: Promotes independence Increases participation Facilitates motor development & function Improves strength Enhances learning opportunities Eases caregiving Promotes health & wellness
  5. 5. Increased Participation Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants promote increased participation in daily activities & routines in the:  Home  School  Community
  6. 6. The Critical Role of the Family Parents and families have the primary role in childrens development. Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants collaborate with the family to implement individualized programs for each child.
  7. 7. Family Support The child’s family is supported by the Pediatric Physical Therapist and Assistant through:  Coordination of services  Advocacy  Assistance with enhancing development
  8. 8. Enhancing Development Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants assist the family with enhancing the child’s development through:  Positioning during daily routines and activities  Adapting toys for play  Expanding mobility options  Using equipment effectively
  9. 9. Family Support Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants also:  Teach families about safety in the home and community  Provide information on the child’s physical and health care needs  Assist the child & family with transitioning from early childhood to school, and into adult life
  10. 10. Starting a child in Pediatric Physical Therapy First, an interview is completed to identify the child’s needs Next, an examination & evaluation is completed of the child in the context of his/her daily routines & activities.
  11. 11. The Physical TherapyEvaluation asseses the child’s: Mobility Muscle and joint function Strength and endurance Cardiopulmonary status Posture and balance Oral motor skills & feeding Sensory & neuromotor development Use of assistive technology
  12. 12. Pediatric Physical Therapy Includes collaboration & coaching Occurs in natural learning environments, such as  Home  Child care centers  Preschools & schools  Job sites
  13. 13. Hospitals & ClinicsChildren also may receive PediatricPhysical Therapy in hospitals & clinics when the child is receiving care for related medical conditions or during acute care episodes.
  14. 14. Is Your Child Entitled to Services?All children ages birth to 21 eligible for:  Early intervention or  Special education & related servicesare entitled to Pediatric PT through IDEA  Federal Legislation: Public Law 105-17  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  15. 15. Additional Federal Legislation The Rehabilitation Act, Section 504  Requires provision of reasonable accommodations, including PT, for persons with disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act  Protects rights of all individuals with disabilities
  16. 16. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) & Pediatric Physical Therapy “EBP” is the integration of research findings, clinical expertise, & values. Pediatric Physical Therapists and Assistants use EBP in order to collaborate with families, health care providers & educators to provide best practice.
  17. 17. Evidence-Based Practice supports the use of therapy interventions, such as: Developmental activities Strengthening Movement and mobility Tone management Motor learning Balance & coordination Recreation, play and leisure
  18. 18. EBP & Interventions (continued): Adaptation of daily care & routines Equipment design, fabrication & fitting Orthotics and prosthetics Burn and wound care Cardiopulmonary endurance Safety and prevention programs Use of assistive technology
  19. 19. Licensing of Physical Therapists and Assistants? Each State has laws governing licensure and practice of physical therapy. All physical therapists and assistants are graduates of an accredited university. Today, that degree is a graduate degree for physical therapists and an associate degree for assistants. Pediatric Physical Therapists have specialty training in & a desire to work with children and families.
  20. 20. If you have questions or need more information contact: The Section on Pediatrics American Physical Therapy Assoc. 1111 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314 1-800-999-2782, ext. 3254 http://www.pediatricapta.org

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