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Campbell’s Physical Therapy for Children
This is a guide containing everything needed for physical therapists. It includes how to work with children, treatment options, how to manage PT, and more. Chapters are directed towards children of all ages; infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. This is a great resource for anyone who is wanting to know more about becoming a physical therapist who works with children.
Call#: WB 460 .P176 2017
Early Detection and Early Intervention in Developmental Motor Disorders
This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of assessments and interventions applied in young children with, or at high risk for, developmental motor disorders.
Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy
This book has information on assessing, diagnosing, and planning physical therapy interventions. It includes various conditions, treatments, and other information on pediatric PT practices. Growth and development, measurement, interventions, etc. are covered.
Call#: WB 460 .L8501 2019
Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills: The Stepping Stones Curriculum
This book is intended for physical therapists helping children aged 5-18. It includes activities to help movement and increase gross motor skill ability. It provides detailed descriptions of how gross motor tasks can be accomplished through incremental stages, culminating in the achievement of the specific task.
Call#: GV 443 .W5821 2017
Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children
This book explains the role of physical therapists and uses family-centered, abilities-based models. This book includes theories, clinical applications, and skills for professionals to use.
Call#: WB 460 .E27 2013
Positioning for Play: Interactive Activities to Enhance Movement and Sensory Exploration
This book for parents and early interventionists contains a collection of reproducible sheets detailing developmentally appropriate activities that enhance the movement, motor skills, and sensory abilities of young children experiencing a developmental delay. It explains the role of physical therapists and uses family-centered, abilities-based models. This book includes theories, clinical applications, and skills for professionals to use.
Call#: WS 350.4 .D537 2010
Videos and Media
Integrated Therapies and Teamwork Equals Success
This DVD shows how to put physical, occupation, and speech therapies in daily routines in classrooms. This video is intended for teachers, administrators, and therapists.
All children in the classroom benefit from having physical, occupation, and speech therapies embedded in daily routines. Research shows that children with and without IEPs improve their skills as a result. Planning, communication, and the support of the administration are key factors in the successful implementation of integrated therapies. Sound like a daunting task? View this video to see teachers, administrators, and therapists discuss how this model works, and how they implement their various roles in the classroom. It is evident that these teams are driven by the positive impact the integrated therapy model has on ALL children.
Call#: LC 3965 I351 2011
Sensory motor play in early intervention : improving self-regulation, social skills and development
This seminar demonstrates how sensory, motor and play activities impact self-regulation, social skills and development. Learn cutting-edge, brain-based information and techniques for kids who exhibit difficult behaviors.
Call#: WS 340 .Se595 2017
APTA is a national individual membership professional organization seeking to advance physical therapy practice, education, research, and awareness.
Promoting Health and Wellness: Implications for Physical Therapist Practice
This article explains how physical therapists can integrate the promotion of health and wellness into their practice. It also provides a basis of the knowledge and skills physical therapists need to use.
Rehabilitation, Weaning, and Physical Therapy Strategies in Chronic Critically Ill Patients
This article explains how physical therapists can use various strategies to help chronically ill patients to help relieve symptoms and increase their quality of life.
World Physiotherapy (2023)
This website is a network of 122 physiotherapy organizations that represents over 670,000 therapists. There are many resources here on education, global health, policy, and practice. Many publications about physical therapy are also found on this website.