Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Ed: Module 2

Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Ed: Module 2
Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Ed: Module 2
SKU: 736

This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and utilizes the textbook, “Physical Therapy for Children, 4th edition” c2012 by Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

From the basics of pediatrics to clinical applications, this book presents evidence-based coverage of treatment information in a convenient and concise format. The textbook follows the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and focuses on the additional information you need to know when treating children.

Module 1 covers the management of musculoskeletal impairments in pediatrics including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, spinal conditions, congenital muscular torticollis, osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy, limb deficiencies and amputations, sports injuries in children and more!

Module 2 covers the management of neurologic impairment in pediatrics including developmental coordination disorder, motor and intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, spinal cord injuries, myelodysplasia, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors and more!

Module 3 covers the management of cardiopulmonary conditions including cystic fibrosis, asthma, thoracic surgery and children requiring long-term mechanical ventilation, the educational environment, the burn unit, the special care nursery and the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities.

Course Length: 15.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Intermediate


This package contains the required reading and test materials for Module 2 only.



Physical Therapy for Children, 4th Ed: Module 2

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the management of neurologic impairment disorders as they affect children.

Student Objectives:
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify diagnostic criteria for developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
2. Identify impairments of body structure and function identified in children with DCD
3. Identify participation restrictions that may indicate DCD
4. Identify secondary impairments of DCD
5. Identify 3 intervention approaches for children with DCD that are currently receiving recognition and support
6. Identify challenges to individuals with DCD as they transition to adulthood
7. Identify occupations categorized by motor skill difficulty and identify the types of occupations most difficult for an individual with DCD
8. Identify etiologies of cognitive impairments from prenatal, perinatal and postnatal causes
9. Identify 2 important environmental factors that contribute to cognitive impairment
10. Identify common characteristics of children with Down Syndrome
11. Identify common characteristics of children with autism
12. Identify components of assessment of activity and participation, intellectual functioning, adaptive behaviors, contextual factors and cognitive referencing
13. Identify the 4 major steps in an ecologic assessment
14. Identify methods of enhancing participation of children with cognitive and motor impairments
15. Identify the 4 basic rights and responsibilities of self-determination
16. Identify the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of cerebral palsy (CP)
17. Identify prenatal conditions that can lead to CP
18. Identify standardized motor scales that can help diagnose a child with CP
19. Identify the difference between hypoextensibility and hyperextensiblity as it applies to a child with CP
20. Identify examination, evaluation and therapy interventions with children with CP during infancy, preschool, school-age and adolescence and their transition to adulthood
21. Identify the long-term life expectancy for individuals with CP
22. Identify the etiology and incidence of brachial plexus injuries in infants
23. Identify the clinical presentation of Erb’s Palsy, Erb-Klumpke Palsy, and Horner’s syndrome
24. Identify evaluation and treatment guidelines for treating children with brachial plexus injuries
25. Identify recovery rates for children with brachial plexus injuries
26. Identify the most common cause of spinal cord injury in children
27. Identify between complete and incomplete lesions with spinal cord injury
28. Identify the American Spinal Injury Association’s system of muscle grading and the key muscles for motor level classification
29. Identify the key sensory dermatomes of the human body
30. Identify the prognosis for anterior cord syndrome, posterior cord syndrome, Brown-Sequard syndrome, central cord syndrome and cauda equina lesions
31. Identify 2 standardized tests which can be used as measure of functional skills for children with spinal cord injuries
32. Identify examination components, interventions for impairment and activity limitations for young children, school-age children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries
33. Identify positive results using functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury patients
34. Identify an acceleration-deceleration injury
35. Identify 3 tests uses to measure the level of coma in children
36. Identify the incidence, etiology and medical and surgical management of a near-drowning patient
37. Identify the most common types of pediatric brain tumors and their locations
38. Identify common medical and surgical procedures, tests and treatments for children with brain injuries
39. Identify 4 cognitive changes in children with brain injuries
40. Identify common impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in children with brain injuries
41. Identify examination components, interventions for impairment and activity limitations for children with brain injuries
42. Identify 5 types of myelodysplasia
43. Identify causes of a myelomeningocele (MM)
44. Identify musculoskeletal deformities, postural problems, motor paralysis and sensory deficits that can be seen in children with MM
45. Identify the International Myelodysplasia Study Group criteria for assigning motor levels
46. Identify 17 early warning signs and symptoms of shunt dysfunction
47. Identify common deficits and problems with children with MM
48. Identify examination components, interventions for impairment and activity limitations for children with MM during the infancy stage, toddler and preschool years, school age, adolescence and transition to adulthood
49. Identify the feasibility of wheelchair and biped ambulation for a child with MM
50. Identify the characteristics of a child with MM with a lesion at the thoracic level, high lumbar level (L1-L2), L3 level, L4 level, L5 level, S1 level and S2, S2-3 and “No Loss” level.
51. Identify examination and intervention strategies for musculoskeletal issues, mobility and functional skills for a child with MM
52. Identify indicators for lower limb orthoses for a child with MM
53. Identify lower limb orthotic specifications, objectives and examination criteria for a child with MM

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