Course No. 4
ADVENTURES IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY; PUTTING EVIDENCE INTO ACTION IN THE WILD WORLD OF PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
Location: ALYN Hospital, Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem
Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Therapy Center, Houston, USA
One of the biggest difficulties clinicians face is the translation of research into daily clinical practice.
Clearly, we all understand the importance of ensuring optimal outcome for the client. We are all invested in maximizing potential.
Being aware of evaluation tools and the evidential literature are merely the first steps in selecting, tailoring and implementing an appropriate intervention. Making the leap from well-controlled studies however, to real life situations, environments and resources can be one of the largest challenges to obtaining meaningful functional change.
Therapists frequently need to adapt interventions so they can be realistically applied, while still maintaining the pertinent kernel that makes a particular intervention effective. Pediatric therapists are particularly challenged to find interventions that additionally support motor learning, cognitive processing and social engagement. Sometimes the craziest of ideas leads to the best possible intervention. Join me in walking on the wild side of pediatric physical therapy.
This course will provide:
-A brief review of evaluation tools, and pediatric –specific interventions that are supported by evidence
-An opportunity to practice dynamic problem solving, and application of evidence-supported interventions in creative ways, through case studies.
-An opportunity to share novel intervention applications with each other, and enable participants to further build their application repertoire.
Be familiar with the basic steps in EBM
Be familiar with basic evaluation measures
Be familiar with core requirements needed for effective knowledge translation
Be familiar with some of the most common existing clinical practice guidelines, currently in use with children with cerebral palsy
Be familiar with some of the most common evidence-based interventions for children with CP, and some wild alternative methods to apply them