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This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science Publishing and utilizes text from the textbook “Physical Therapy for Children” Fourth Edition by Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, and Margo N. Orlin, PT, PhD © 2012

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This course serves as both a leading physical therapy text and a practical clinical reference providing the essential information you need when working with children.  You can expect comprehensive information in areas such as decision making, screening, development, PT Management of pediatric disorders and much more – all utilizing a family-centered care model. 

Throughout this fourth edition, information has been updated to include special topics such as gait, genomics, and assistive technology.  Patient and client cases are accompanied by an ‘Evidence to Practice’ box that will help each learner to understand how the latest research relates to the decisions made in each case as well as more case studies that expand the number of clinical scenarios to help understand how concepts apply to practice.  Coverage of fetal development and genetics helps to explain how and why various disorders occur and lastly, more cardiopulmonary coverage helps you consider important factors including assessment information and typical values across the lifespan for blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 1058 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 8 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format

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What you can expect from each Module:

Modules In Course

Module 1: Functional Movement, Motor Control and Motor Learning
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Included in Module 1:  Functional Movement, Motor Control and Motor Learning 
Chapter 2:  The Child’s Development of Functional Movement
Chapter 3:  Motor Control:  Developmental Aspects of Motor Control in Skill Acquisition
Chapter 4:  Motor Learning:  Application of Principles to Pediatric Rehabilitation
Module 2: Evidence-Based Decision, Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation, and Physical Fitness
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Included in Module 2:  Evidence-Based Decision, Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation, and Physical FitnessChapter 
Chapter 1:  Evidence-Based Decision Making in the Pediatric Physical Therapy
Chapter 5:  Musculoskeletal Development and Adaptation
Chapter 6:  Physical Fitness During Childhood and Adolescence
Module 3: Management of Muscular Impairment
pt for children

Included in Module 3:  Management of Musculoskeletal Impairments
Chapter 7:  Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Chapter 8:  Spinal Conditions
Chapter 9:  Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Chapter 10: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
Chapter 11: Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Module 4: Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Limb Deficiencies and Amputations, Orthopedic Conditions, and Sports Injuries in Children
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Included in Module 4:  Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Limb Deficienceies, Amputation, Orthopedic Conditions, and Sports Injuries in Children
Chapter 12:  Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Chapter 13:  Limb Deficiencies and Amputations
Chapter 14:  Orthopedic Conditions
Chapter 15:  Sports Injuries in Children
Module 5: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Children with Motor and Intellectual Disabilities, and Cerebral Palsey
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Included in Module 5:  Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Children with Motor and Intellectual Disabilities,  and Cerebral Palsy
Chapter 16:  Developmental Coordination Disorder
Chapter 17:  Children With Motor and Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 18:  Cerebral Palsy
Module 6: Brachial Plexus Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Acquired Brain Injuries: Trauma, Near-Drowning, and Tumors, and Myelodysplasia
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Included in Module 6:  Management of Neurologic Impairment
Chapter 19:  Brachial Plexus Injury
Chapter 20:  Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 21:  Acquired Brain Injuries: Trauma, Near-Drowning, and Tumors
Chapter 22:  Myelodysplasia
Module 7: Children Requiring Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma: Multi-system Implications, and Thoracic Surgery.
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Included in Module 7:  Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Chapter 23:   Children Requireing Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 24:  Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 25:  Asthma:  Multisystem Implications                                                                                                            
Chapter 26:  Thoracic Surgery
Module 8: Special Settings and Special Considerations
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Included in Module 8:  Special Settings and Considerations
Chapter 27:  The Environment of Intervention
Chapter 28:  The Special Care Nursery
Chapter 29:  Serving Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families:  Early Intervention Services under IDEA
Chapter 30:  The Educational Environment
Chapter 31:  The Burn Unit
Chapter 32:  Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities