Nov 20, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Contact Name||Laurie Ray|
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Physical Therapy Institute
Time: Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact Hours: 6 contact hours or .6 CEU
- 1. Taking Charge! Self-Determination Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities - Studies have shown that students with disabilities who are more self-determined achieve more positive adult outcomes across multiple life categories, such as employment and independent living, when compared to those who are less self-determined (Wehmeyer & Schwartz, 1997; Wehmeyer & Palmer, 2003). How can a school-based physical therapist contribute in promoting a student’s self-determination? By applying concepts from IDEA, the APTA’s Guide to PT Practice and the ICF, this workshop will discuss the role a therapist can play in fostering the development of a student’s self-determination skills. Resources, online tools and case studies will be presented that will help a therapist integrate promising practices into their current interventions. The speaker will provide concrete ideas in improving student’s skills in the following areas of self-determination: choice- and decision-making, problem solving, goal setting and attainment, self-management, leadership and self-advocacy. Materials presented can be utilized for students with mild to severe disabilities, from kindergarten through high school.
- 2. Expansion of Normative Data of Five Tests of Pediatric Gross Motor Function - The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) describes 3 levels of functioning: participation, activity, and body function & structure. For a school-based physical therapist, a top-down method of assessing a student’s function starts at the participation level. If restrictions are identified, assessment proceeds to the other 2 levels to explain possible causes of the restrictions, and determine ways to address them. Five such tests for the activity and body function & structure levels are the Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS), Timed Up and Go (TUG), Timed Floor to Stand (TFTS), Shuttle Run and Thirty-Second Walk Test (30sWT). This workshop will present data collected by testing over 1,500 NYC public school students on these five tests. The presenters will discuss the relevance and applicability of these tests to a school-based therapist’s practice. Finally, an interactive lab will help participants replicate the administration of these tests.