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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PTA 220 - Pediatric Rehabilitation

Credits: 1
Focuses on procedures and techniques applied to the treatment of specific impairments in a pediatric population.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 210  and PTA 260  with grades of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 221 .

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of physical therapy in the treatment of cerebral palsy and selected pediatric conditions.
  2. Describe the evidence based therapeutic interventions directed at children with neuromuscular dysfunctions.
  3. Describe and apply the principles of motor learning and motor control theories and gather data relating to an individual’s motor control level.
  4. Understand the PTA role as a mandatory reporter in the suspected cases of abuse of vulnerable populations.
  5. Implement the ICF to describe patient status as it relates to neurorehabilitation.
  6. Identify spasticity, muscle tone, and interventions for abnormal tone.
  7. Describe normal motor milestones and be able use the development sequence in therapeutic interventions.
  8. Describe and identify righting and equilibrium reactions.
  9. Interview patients/caregivers regarding prior level of function and present health conditions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
  2. Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non‐verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
  4. Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
  5. Function as integral team members and participate in the team process.
  6. Transition to successful employment as PTAs.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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