Monthly Archives: April 2014

Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 2


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Considering the three components of EBP, therapy has been particularly lacking in the area of research.  Conducting high-level research is difficult for many reasons.  One of the issues is finding outcome measures that are sensitive … Continue reading

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PT Seeks Input Helping a Child with Torticollis


Jill Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello, I am working with a child with Goldenhar Syndrome and significant right torticollis. I have been working with him for almost a year, and we have had phases of the neck alignment improving, but … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis As therapists we are constantly challenged to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide services to our clients.  The definition of EBP is threefold, including (Sackett, et al, 2000): Best research evidence Clinical expertise Patient and … Continue reading

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Any Advice: Child Having Trouble Switching from a Posterior Walker


MEAGAN POSTS: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I have a high school student with cerebral palsy who is using ad UP and Free walker. He has been using it now for about 4 months. He continues to struggle with controlling it even … Continue reading

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An Experts Response to the Tummy Time Question:


Ask an expert:   Barbara Hodge, PT, Coordinator-Instructor Pediatric NDT Q. Is there value of “tummy time” for children with neuromuscular issues?  I do say for many children with neuromuscular issues the floor is not their friend.  The value of … Continue reading

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Featured Pediatric Course for Physical Therapist Assistants –


PTA’s are you looking for a pediatric CEU course in Illinois? Our popular CEU course designed for PT’s OT’s and Assistants is coming to Chicago in May: Integrating NDT, SI and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics…Treating for Measurable Outcomes With … Continue reading

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Occuaptional Therapist – Pilot Study – The Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase In-Seat Behavior


We wanted to share this pilot study from an Occupational Therapist. What are your thoughts? Efficacy of Sensory-based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study An Occupational Therapist working in a pre-school program used the SymTrend data … Continue reading

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Should Therapists be Recommending Tummy Time


Should you be recommending tummy time for children with neuromotor issues? Please share your thoughts and experiences and then hear from our expert.

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Faculty Member Barbara Connolly Receives Prestigious Award


Each year APTA honors outstanding achievements on the part of its members in the areas of overall accomplishment, education, practice and service, publications, research, and academic excellence. We are thrilled to announce that Education Resources Faculty Member: Barbara Connolly has been … Continue reading

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