NEUROREHABILITATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY:

This course addresses both the medical and rehabilitation management of the pediatric patient. Foundation lectures on normal development and psychological issues provide the students with a model to use when learning about pediatric pathologies, assessments and interventions. This course also involves the examination and treatment of the pediatric population using an interdisciplinary approach. The etiology and clinical features of common diseases/ disorders observed in the pediatric population will be emphasized. Lab: Methods for examination, goal setting, and intervention are emphasized. Students will participate in interdisciplinary case studies and an interdisciplinary evaluation project. Topics will focus on medical terminology, clinical examination, evaluation, comparing contemporary, traditional interventions and the impact of evolving technology in this area.