This course will discuss the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and the role of physical therapists with children with this condition in the school setting. A focus on examination and intervention in the school environment and unique challenges in the school environment will be provided. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarTue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to define the four DSM-5 criteria used to diagnose developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
- Participants will be able to describe the current evidence for PT management of children with DCD or suspected of DCD, specifically focused on examination and intervention in the school environment.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three unique challenges of working with children with DCD in the school environment.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Review the criteria for the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder|
|35-75 Minutes||Describe the evidence for examination and intervention in the school setting|
|75-90 Minutes||Unique challenges in the school setting|
|90-110 Minutes||Case discussions|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Melinda Mueller, PT, DPT, PCS
Melinda Mueller, PT, DPT, PCS received her MSPT (1993) and tDPT (2010) from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mueller became a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical in 2013. In addition to practicing school-based physical therapy for a large district located in the Denver metro area, she is committed to improving the practice of physical therapy services. Dr. Mueller is an APTA Level II Credentialed Clinical Instructor and serves as a mentor for the Physical Therapy Residency Program and as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado. Dr. Mueller is currently part of a team writing a clinical practice guideline for Developmental Coordination Disorder and has contributed commentary on the topic to the APTA journal. She is the co-founder of the Colorado Inter-District School-Based Physical Therapy group and serves as an advisor to the Colorado Department of Education.
Lisa Dannemiller, PT, DSc, PCS
Lisa Dannemiller PT, DSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado and a Pediatric Certified Specialist. Her career includes 28 years of full-time pediatric clinical work, a DSc from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2005, pediatric specialist recertification in 2011, and full-time teaching since 2008. Dr.Dannemiller currently practices in a Developmental Pediatrics Infant clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Dannemiller has been a presenter/facilitator at several education sessions at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference and CSM. She has participated in 2 Education Summits sponsored by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Dannemiller has teaching, research, and scholarship interests in the areas of education, admissions practices, pediatric health and wellness, and developmental coordination disorder, and autism.
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