Development and Rehabilitation across the Life Span provides foundational knowledge required to safely administer services as a physical therapist assistant under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist in various clinical settings. This course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills to work with patients along the development continuum from neonate to senescence. The student must identify mental and psychomotor delays related to specific pathologies and implement appropriate interventions that improve function and measure effectiveness. This course facilitates increased awareness in resource management under federal legislation guidelines that improves access to physical therapy services and adaptive equipment. Conditions are identified that require changes in the delivery of care based on socioeconomic status, age, gender and cultural beliefs.
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