This topical guide on physical therapy for infants and toddlers will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

  • Infants: Physical Development
    30-minute DVD
    Learning Seed, 2010
    This video provides an introduction to typical physical development in infants.
    WS 103 .I43 2010 535480241
  • Moving Through the World: Gross Motor Skills and Play
    12-minute DVD
    Visually Impaired Preschool Services, 2006
    This DVD is part of a series of videos that outline strategies and methods that physical therapists can use with young children who are visually impaired.
    HV 1596.5 .C36 2006 v.7 472192734



The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.

  • Physical Therapy, 91(9), 1323-1338
    Pediatric Physical Therapy in Infancy: From Nightmare to Dream? A Two-Arm Randomized Trial
    Cornill H. Blauw-Hospers, Tineke Dirks, Lily J. Hulshof, Arend F. Bos, & Mijna Hadders-Algra. (2011)
    This article summarizes a recent study that examined the effectiveness of physical therapy with infants.
  • PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy, 12(12), 48-54
    Maximizing Your Role in Early Intervention
    Michelle Vanderhoff. (2004)
    This article discusses how the physical therapist can best collaborate with other members of the early intervention team.

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.

Physical Therapy for Infants and Toddlers