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May 2021

When: May 6th 2pm EST – 3pm EST
Title: Child Life and Physical Therapy Collaboration: A Novel Treatment Model to Enable Participation of Children and Families
Domain: Assessment
Allie Martin, MS, CCLS
Heather Miller, PT, DPT, PCS
Samara Per, PT, DPT
Intro: In the pediatric hospital environment, the Child Life Specialist and Physical Therapist are guided by complimentary foundational principles rooted in developmental theory. Each discipline works to engage the child and their family in meaningful, fulfilling, and goal-directed activity (Bell et al., 2018). Traditionally, the physical therapist’s care plan supports the child’s ability to functionally ‘do,’ while the child life specialist fosters the child’s ability to cope, belong, and achieve mastery (Rush et al., 2003). Together, they are well suited to empower children and their families by sharing knowledge, enhancing family engagement, and promoting self-determination as they navigate the hospital environment (Lam et al., 2006, Thompson & Stanford, 1981). The authors contend that the collaboration of these disciplines communication and co-treatment strategies can improve patient outcomes and enhance patient and family participation during hospitalization.

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