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COURSE TITLE: It Takes Two to Tango: How Collaboration Between Therapists and Dance Instructors Supports Participation of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities in Community-Based Movement Programs
COURSE DATES: February 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Dance-based movement programs are a common physical activity that involve fun, music, socialization and exercise. However, meaningful participation in dance classes and other community-based activities is often challenging for children and young adults with disabilities. This online course will discuss how interprofessional collaboration between physical therapists and movement instructors can help support the physical, social and emotional well-being of children and young adults with disabilities by bridging the gap from school or clinic-based therapy to community participation. This course includes the viewpoints of a physical therapist, a movement instructor, and young adults with cerebral palsy on the benefits of these types of programs as well as the pros and cons of carrying out collaborative practice in real life. Course participants will receive practical, evidence-based strategies to help them implement clinic-to-community programming for activities that are of interest to their clients and families.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- characterize the physical, social and emotional benefits that participation in community-based programs provides to children and young adults with disabilities and their families,
- acknowledge the personal experiences and outcomes of individuals with disabilities during the jump from clinic-based therapy to community participation,
- describe how aspects of dance, Pilates, yoga and other movement programs can be incorporated into physical therapy sessions and how physical therapy interventions can be adapted to successfully fit into community programs,
- outline strategies for interpersonal collaboration among therapists, community coaches and teachers to help engage and empower participants with disabilities and their families in inclusive recreational activities.
COURSE DESIGN: SELF-PACED
This online course is designed so that participants may access the course materials and interactive forum asynchronously (at times that are convenient to his/her/their schedule) for the period of time that the course is open. The interactive forum provides a space for course participants to engage with each other and the course instructors as they reflect on questions posed at the end of each Lesson. This course requires that participants achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course post-test to receive full course CEU credit.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEU)
- Participants must complete all learning activities of each of the five (5) course Lessons; learning activities may include viewing video recorded presentations, completing readings, and posting to the interactive course forum.
- Participants must achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course post-test to receive full course CEU credit.
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH: February 28, 2021
Kate Stribling received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduation she worked at The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, in central Alabama. In 2015 she began the LEND Physical Therapy Residency program at Oregon Health and Science University and upon completion of the residency she began working as a physical therapist with Portland Public Schools. Dr. Stribling is active with the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy’s Early Intervention and School-based special interest groups and is the Social Media Subcommittee chair for the American Physical Therapy Association’s HPA The Catalyst – Section on Health Policy and Administration. She has been involved in dance research since PT school is passionate about equity through meaningful community-based participation for individuals with disabilities.
Ms Gambill is a movement therapist certified Pilates and yoga instructor who has been practicing movement for over 25 years. Drawing from many traditions, including classical and modern dance, martial arts, therapeutic movement, pilates, and yoga, she uses an adaptable approach to work with clients of all abilities. She has provided instruction in a wide array of settings to diverse populations throughout Oregon. Her clientele ranges from ballet dancers, to senior citizens, to students with mobility challenges. Specializing in structural integration, she assists clients in developing optimal movement patterns.
Nirvana Fairbanks is a graduate student at Portland State University studying French. She has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and loves to be active. She has had six surgeries with intense physical therapy (PT) after each one as rehabilitation, and also did PT regularly (both clinical appointments and at school) as body maintenance throughout her childhood. She began doing a movement and Pilates program when she was 22 years old working with Anastasia Gambill and then later with Lavinia Magliocco and she continues to do bodywork and Pilates currently.
COURSE SYLLABUS: PT.DANCE_2020-21_SYLLABUS
In addition to this course, please visit COURSE CATALOG for the list of 2020 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Self-Paced Course Bundle options. Enrollment options include single course enrollment OR multi-course enrollment.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals not currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.