Pediatric Rehab Therapy Service and Unmet Needs

Recent research led by our distinguished faculty member Dr. Beth McManus, PT was recently published in Physical Therapy Journal 


McManus.2013“Which Children Are Not Getting Their Needs for Therapy or Mobility Aids Met? Data From the 2009–2010 National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs”
February 2016 Volume 96 Number 2 p.222

Objective The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of and factors associated with caregiver perceived needs and unmet needs for therapy or mobility aids among children with special health care needs living in the United States.

Conclusions This evidence serves as a baseline about the future impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pediatric rehabilitation professionals should be aware that children with special health care needs whose condition more frequently affects function and who have insurance discontinuity may need more support to meet therapy or mobility aid needs.

Don’t miss Beth present her popular continuing education course:

Advanced Clinical Practice in the NICU:
This intermediate-advanced course will focus on clinical decision-making for medically and developmentally complex patients in the NICU and transition to home and EI. Emphasis will be on in-depth knowledge of pathophysiology of common NICU diagnoses and special populations; choice and interpretation of evaluation tools and evidence-based therapeutic interventions, implementing developmentally supportive oral feeding interventions, and transition to post-NICU care. Labs and video case analysis to allow attendees to integrate course material for complex clinical decisions around behavioral, developmental and feeding intervention.

June 10-11, 2016 – Renton, WA
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September 24-25, 2016 – Washington, DC
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