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The Handouts section contains educational content, in printer friendly PDF format, on a wide variety of topics of interest to our community. If you're looking for content on a specific topic and don't find it here, please contact us.
 
WATCH - DUMC Cord Blood Study Presentation- 2011Date: 01/28/2011
 
Dr. Kurzberg, Dr. Sun, & physical therapist Laura Case from Duke University Children's hospital present information on their study using umbilical cord blood in young children with cerebral palsy. This is cutting edge research happening at Duke and we are excited to be able to have them share their information. I've included a link that gives more information on the study. https://www.dtmi.duke.edu/news-publications/news/kurtzberg-and-team-move-forward-with-cerebral-palsy-cord-blood-study

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The Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric TherapyDate: 08/01/2007
 
On August 1st, TelAbility hosted a multipoint videoconference discussion on the Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric Therapy. The session was facilitated by Dawn Phillips, MS,PT and Associate Professor at UNC-CH. Eighteen people participated in this videoconference at 4 locations, including the TelAbility office in Chapel Hill, Community Partnerships in Raleigh, the Raleigh CDSA and the Wilmington CDSA. The session discussed various tests used in pediatric therapy evaluations and highlighted their differences, strengths and challenges. Evaluation results indicate that everyone was comfortable attending a videoconference session. Reduced travel time and costs, as well as the ability to collaborate with other therapists across the state were noted as the greatest benefits of the session. A total of $606.00 in mileage costs and over 30 hours of travel time were saved by having 13 people attend this session via videoconference. The review the entire evaluations results click below.

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The GMFCS and GMFM in Clinical PracticeDate: 06/04/2008
 
This powerpoint presentation is an overview of the information presented by Dianne Russell and Peter Rosenbaum during the June 6, 2008 WATCH videconference session. The session, designed as an overview and discussion about the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), will help front-line clinicians increase their knowledge and appropriate use of the GMFM and GMFCS for children with cerebral palsy.

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The First Years InventoryDate: 01/12/2007
 
The First Year Inventory (FYI) is a parent questionnaire designed to assess behaviors in 12 month olds that suggest risk for an eventual diagnosis of autism.

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The First Years InventoryDate: 10/20/2007
 
This tool, found at the end of the article, was developed by J. Steven Reznick, Grace Baranek, Shaye Reavis, Linda Watson and Elizabth Crais. It was developed to assess behaviors in 12 month old infants that suggest risk for an eventual diagnosis of autism.

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Tests to Evaluate Swallowing FunctionDate: 06/01/2002
 
This handout describes tests that evaluate how well and how safely a child swallows liquids and solid food. Your speech therapist will help decide which is the best test for your child.

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Tests for Evaluating Gastroesophageal RefluxDate: 12/01/2002
 
This handout will introduce you to tests used to evaluate gastroesophageal reflux. Your doctor will help you decide which tests to perform on your child.

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Spina Bifida Update 2011Date: 03/25/2011
 
Slides from Dr. Alexander's presentation on updates with Spina Bifida in children

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Part I - Understanding Sensory Processing DisordersDate: 03/18/2011
 
A description of different types of Sensory Processing Disorders and how they affect the auditory, visual, tactile, vestibular and Oral senses.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux TreatmentDate: 05/01/2003
 
This handout covers various treatment options used with gastroesophageal reflux.

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GMFM/GMFCS ScenarioDate: 06/04/2008
 
This brief document was developed to give one example of how a group of validated measures of gross motor function (GMFM, GMFCS) may be useful to parents, clinicians, and administrators working with children with cerebral palsy.

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Evaluating SpasticityDate: 06/01/2003
 
This handout will help you learn more about spasticity and how it is measured.

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Early Identification of Autism: How Early Can We Go?Date: 01/28/2007
 
This article previews current innovative methodologies, presents a synthesis of recent research findings related to three key areas, and provides clinicians with practical guidelines for early identification of infants and toddlers at risk for ASD and other disorders.

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Developmental Screening and TestingDate: 06/01/2002
 
An overview of developmental screening and testing...

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Communication Deficits Videoconference Evaluation ResultsDate: 01/16/2008
 
On January 11th, the WATCH Project sponsored a videoconference session entitled "Using the Best Available Evidence to Identify Infants and Toddlers with (or at risk for) Communicate Deficits", faciliated by Dr. Elizabeth Crais, a UNC-CH professor and Speech Language Pathologist. 34 people participated in this session, including professionals from the Raleigh CDSA, Tammy Lynn Center, Chesire Center, Project Enlightenment, Learning Together, Community Partnerships, Wake Med, and the Pediatric Therapy Associates. 97% of the participants stated the session provided them with new knowledge and skills. 100% of the participants were highly satisfied with the session. All of the participants stated they were comfortable participating via videoconference. Click the link for full evaluation results. A total of $935.00 dollars were saved in travel cost and a combined total of 32.5 hours were saved in travel time by holding this session via videoconference.

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Childhood Apraxia HandoutDate: 11/18/2010
 
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor-speech programming disorder resulting in difficulty executing and /or coordinating oral-motor movements necessary to produce and combine speech sounds to form syllables, words, phrases and sentences on voluntary control.

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Cerebral Palsy - Autologous Cord Blood Study, Duke UniversityDate: 01/28/2011
 
Elegibility requirements and a brief description of this groundbreaking study being conducted at Duke University.

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