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).
- Motor Development and Movement Activities for Preschoolers and Infants with Delays
Jo E. Cowden & Carol C. Torrey
WE 103 .C874 2007 123029678
Charles C. Thomas, 2007
This text provides both theoretical and practical approaches to motor development and physical therapy techniques for preschoolers.
- Physical Therapy for Children
Suzann K. Campbell, Darl W. Vander Linden, & Robert J. Palisano
WB 460 .P578 2005 63808095
This evidence-based textbook covers numerous aspects of physical therapy and young children with special needs, including case studies.
- Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
WS 342 .M383t 2006 64453446
Woodbine House, 2006
This expanded edition presents an overview of fine motor development and how the characteristics of Down syndrome can impact the acquisition and progression of these skills.
- The Clinical Practice of Pediatric Physical Therapy
WS 368 .D782 2008 162507334
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008
This text covers all aspects of providing physical therapy to young children.
- Therapeutic Exercise in Developmental Disabilities
Barbara H. Connolly & Patricia C. Montgomery
WS 368 .T398 2005 56050933
This book focuses on case studies that demonstrate the application of current motor development, motor control, and motor learning theories.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- Infants: Physical Development
WS 103 .I43 2010 535480241
Learning Seed, 2010
This video provides an introduction to typical physical development in infants.
- Moving Through the World: Gross Motor Skills and Play
HV 1596.5 .C36 2006 v.7 472192734
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.
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.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.