IV STEP: Integrating Participation into PT Practice - Application of IV STEP Knowledge
This module stems from the topic of Participation “P” from the IV STEP conference. Topics to be covered included: principles and models for participation, focusing goals and interventions to maximize client participation, and application of participation principles to both a pediatric and adult case study.
1. Describe how participation is defined by researchers, clinicians, and clients, and families
2. Discuss principles and models for participation, including the “10 C’s”
3. Identify opportunities and challenges for developing participation - focused goals & interventions
4. Apply principles of participation to a case study
5. Identify ways in which the topics discussed could be related to people with other conditions and across the lifespan.
Course Launched 2018
PT, DSc, NCS
Denise R. O’Dell, PT, DSC, NCS is an Assistant Professor at Regis University within the School of Physical Therapy. Prior to her transition to academia she was OP SCI therapy manager at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO where she currently practices on a per diem level. Denise has her neurologic clinical specialty from the American Physical Therapy Association and has worked with clients with neurologic diagnoses during her 20 years as a practicing clinician in acute and inpatient rehab, subacute rehab, and outpatient settings. She currently serves as the online education co-chair for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. She has been active in research for balance intervention for individuals following TBI including a TBI Model Systems Study comparing traditional balance home programs with Virtual Reality Treatment for Chronic Balance Problems in Adults with TBI.
Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Baylor University. She also serves as Co-Director of the Hybrid Learning Certificate Program at Evidence in Motion. Her teaching experience includes online, face-to-face, and hybrid instruction in both entry-level and post-professional programs, with primary teaching responsibilities related to early movement and mobility, PT management of the pediatric patient, and professional competencies. She has practiced physical therapy in early intervention and school-based settings in North Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri. Kendra is active in the Academy of Pediatric PT (APPT). She has served as Kansas State Representative, Secretary of the Early Intervention Special Interest Group, Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee, and Chair of the APPT Communications Committee. She currently serves as the Digital Media Editor for the journal Pediatric Physical Therapy. Kendra’s primary research interests include early development and mobility, as well as the impact of new technologies on health care education and practice. She has served as a presenter at national conferences such as the APTA Combined Section Meeting, Educational Leadership Conference, and Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference. Her work appears several peer-reviewed journals including Physical Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Advances in Neonatal Care, Journal of Allied Health,and Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.