Neuromotor & Sensorimotor Diagnoses: Neuroplasticity for Independent Function & Play
Kids want to independently join in playground activities, but many of the kids we work with struggle to do so. Put your kids in the driver’s seat by helping them develop skills they can take from therapy to the playground. This session will give you evidence-based tools you can put right into your toolbox to foster both skill development and the ability to adapt the skill to the challenges of group play. Learn the most fun and effective way to structure your therapy activities to give your kids a leg up in reaching for their dreams.
Paula Cox, PT, DSc, PCS
Paula Cox, PT, DSc, PCS, is a board-certified, pediatric PT with over 35 years of experience in pediatric rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the APPT, and the IL PT Association. Dr. Cox served on the APPT’s NICU to EI transition work group. She is committee chair for the APPT course Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Therapy, an ongoing APPT course that investigates current theories and EBP across pediatric settings. Dr Cox presents the EI segment for this course. She operates a private pediatric practice in the Chicago area and provides ongoing mentoring to PT’s in 2013 from the University of Oklahoma. Her doctoral research examined the use of a robotic scooter to provide early autonomous locomotion for infants with Down Syndrome.
Financial: Paula Cox maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University. Dr. Cox receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Paula Cox has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.