Pediatric motor therapists see children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. It can be overwhelming to decide how to evaluate and treat any given patient. In addition, each child is unique, and a “cookie cutter” approach to assessment and treatment should be avoided. One must base the treatment plan on the child’s particular attributes, the family’s wants and needs, and the therapeutic environment.
This recording will introduce therapists to the use of the ICF model and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and show how these can be utilized to move from the initial evaluation until discharge, keeping the child, family, and environment as fundamental pieces of this process. This will be done in a case study format that will encourage general discussion. Diagnoses to be discussed include cerebral palsy, developmental delay, idiopathic toe walking, and Developmental Coordination Disorder.
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Michelle Fryt Linehan, MSPT, PCS, MEd, is a licensed physical therapist and APTA Pediatric Certified Specialist with over 26 years of experience working with children in both rehab and educational settings. Currently she works in an outpatient facility in Spokane, Washington, and owns her own practice, Kinetic Kids Physical Therapy, treating children in Idaho. Ms. Linehan previously worked in the field of education, both in the United States and in Africa, as a teacher and state-level administrator for a total of 13 years. She has spent the last 18 years working as a pediatric physical therapist in a variety of settings: hospital acute care, outpatient, school systems, and early intervention programs. Ms. Linehan also previously owned a pediatric physical therapy practice in Georgia, seeing children in their natural environments.
Ms. Linehan received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1980, obtained a master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1987, and in 1993 she earned her MSPT from Boston University. Ms. Linehan completed the NDT/Bobath 8-week Pediatric course in 1999 and became a Pediatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2002. She has also earned certifications in Threshold Electrical Stimulation and Infant Behavior Assessment. Ms. Linehan views "Evidence-Based Practice" as a necessary aspect of her clinical practice and continually strives to seek effective ways to provide physical therapy services to all of her patients.
Financial: Michelle Fryt Linehan maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Michelle Fryt Linehan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
CURRENT MODELS FOR DECISION-MAKING
International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)
CASE STUDY #1: CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Description of Child
Use of Observation as Evaluation Tool
Use of ICF Template to Discuss Evaluation and Treatment Ideas
CASE STUDY #2: CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY
Description of Child Diagnosis
Use of Observation as an Evaluation Tool
Use of ICF Template to Discuss Evaluation and Treatment Ideas
CASE STUDY #3: CHILD WITH IDIOPATHIC TOE WALKING (ITW)
Description of Diagnosis
ICF Format for Assessment and Interventions
CASE STUDY #4: CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER (DCD)
Deciding on this Diagnosis
Other Research Ideas
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