Category Archives: Instructor: Research Therapy, Tips and More

Case Report – Developing Overhand Throwing Skills for a Child With Autism With a Collaborative Approach in School-Based Therapy


We would like to share this Case Report authored by Colebourn, Jennifer A. PT, DPT, MS; Golub-Victor, Ann C. PT, DPT, MPH; Paez, Arsenio PT, DPT, MS, CEIS published in: Pediatric Physical Therapy: July 2017 – Volume 29 – Issue 3 … Continue reading

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Pediatric Rehab Therapy Service and Unmet Needs


Recent research led by our distinguished faculty member Dr. Beth McManus, PT was recently published in Physical Therapy Journal    “Which Children Are Not Getting Their Needs for Therapy or Mobility Aids Met? Data From the 2009–2010 National Survey of Children With … Continue reading

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NEW Research Article: Management of Individuals with Venous Thromboembolism – The Role of the PT


We wanted to share this article from the latest Physical Therapy Journal. Education Resources faculty member Dr Hillegass, leads the research team providing project management, fund procurement, and consultation (including review of manuscript before submission) and was involved with concept/idea/research design, writing and … Continue reading

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My Perspective on Sensory Integration – John Pagano


Blog Post from Faculty Member John Pagano I frequently use Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing Intervention in my work as an occupational therapist with clients who have severe behavioral, sensory processing and developmental challenges. I get criticism both by professionals who question … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 4


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Following a period of intervention children can be assessed using the GAS scaling and be given a numeric score.  This can be used not only on an individual basis but also on a larger scale … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 3


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis GAS is similar to SMART (Subjective, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic/Relevant, and Timed) goals in that they both require repeatable, observable, specific conditions under which outcomes can be measured.  However, GAS is unique in that there are … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why Patients Don’t Exercise – What’s a Therapist to do?


Post from Education Resources Faculty Member: Suzanne Clark You do a great job putting together an exercise program for your patients with chronic disease. You teach them how to do the exercises and they return the demonstration. You give them … Continue reading

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