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Pediatrics school


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Pediatrics school

  1. 1. Pediatrics & School By: Sam Mueller
  2. 2. Goals For Pediatrics  The main goal for physical therapy in pediatrics is to help the children reach their maximal level of independence
  3. 3. Enhancing Development  Positioning during for daily routines  Adapting toys for play  Expanding their mobility options  Using their equipment properly
  4. 4. Pediatric Patients  Most patients are young in pediatrics  Patients are of all ages under 21  Eligible for early intervention  Special Education
  5. 5. Licensure For Pediatric PTA’s  Each state has a different law  Need to be a graduate for an accredited university  For PTA’s there needs to be an associates degree  There is a special training in the course
  6. 6. In-School Settings  Most PT’s work with OT’s, speech therapists, and special education teachers  PT’s work mostly with the special education team to figure out a plan for the patients education plan
  7. 7. IDEA  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  PT’s work with the IEP (individualized education program)  PT can be hired by the school, an intermediate unit, or contract with outside agency or private practice
  8. 8. Licensure For Schools  Each state has different laws regarding practice and licensure  State education agencies may require additional certification  States that don’t have direct access laws require the PT to have a prescription from the child’s physician prior to eval
  9. 9. Salaries  Most salaries with in-school physical therapy is usually lower  Most PTA’s make $30,000-$35,000 annually  However, with more years of experience and in bigger cities the pays is more
  10. 10. References  information%2Fresources.cfm&h=2e910Tg6KYnd34 wlubUk2PzIO5Q  rap.pdf&h=2e910Nkr3nIkDkeF2mQu4PmeeEg  &bih=555&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=physical +therapy+pediatrics&aq=0&aqi=g1&aql&oq=phys ical+therapy+pedi&gs_rfai