Adolescents & Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Innovations in Outcome Measures and Exercise Dosing for Adolescents and Adults with Lifelong Disabilities
Saturday, November 10
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ballroom H/I - Convention Center
This interactive session addresses clinically relevant outcome measures and evidence-based exercise interventions for adolescents and adults with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other lifelong disabilities. Using the ICF model and the movement systems as a framework, we will address the practical utility of a variety of outcome measures and of exercise based interventions on participation in adult living, work and recreation. Topics include: 1) overview of lifelong disabilities within the ICF Model and discussion how the movement system brings our practice together across components in order to effectively evaluate and treat this population, 2) Systematic reviews of the impact of exercise intervention on the mobility and participation roles of adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy and down syndrome will be discussed. 3) Practical application of providing collaborative PT services within a high school body building class. This course will wrap up with collaborative small group sharing of current practice and integrating course information into work settings upon return to work. This course is applicable to members of multiple special interest groups within APPT: including AADD, School Based, and sports/Fitness
- Upon completion, the learner will articulate how using the ICF framework and the Movement System can shape their approach to evaluation and intervention of adolescents and adults with lifelong disabilities.
- Upon completion, the learner will describe the use of 3 exercise interventions that can be used to improve functional mobility or life skills in adults or adolescents with lifelong disabilities.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will choose 1 presented outcome measure to integrate into clinical practice at the end of this course.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will collaborate with peers (in small groups) to integrate information and brainstorm practical applications of ideas into their clinical practice.