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IC44: Empowering Practice: Evaluating Seating and Mobility Outcomes

Given the ever increasing demands for evidence-based therapeutic outcomes, clinicians often grapple with how to effectively evaluate client-centered outcomes of seating and mobility interventions. This session will introduce the use of single-subject research designs (SSRDs) as a way to promote evidence-based evaluation of outcomes through a clinically oriented yet rigorous approach that allows clinicians to quantitatively evaluate and validate outcomes within their everyday practice.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

William C Miller, PhD, FCAOT
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Bill Miller is an occupational therapist with research training in epidemiology and biostatistics. He holds the positions of Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Associate Dean Health Professions at the University of British Columbia. His research is focused on measurement, epidemiology and intervention to minimize mobility disability and its influence on the engagement in daily and social activities of adults.

Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States

Dr. Kenyon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Dr. Kenyon heads the Grand Valley Power Mobility Project, an inter-professional research project that provides power mobility training for children with multiple, severe disabilities.  Dr. Kenyon presents internationally on topics related to pediatric physical therapist practice and has published multiple journal articles and book chapters pertaining to topics in pediatrics.

 

References:

    1. Bloom, M., Fishcer, J., Orme, J.G. (2009). Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional.  6th Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishers. 
    2. Barnett, S.D., Heinemann, A.W., Libin, A., Houts, A.C., Gassaway, J., Sen-Gupa, S., & Brossart, D.F. (2012). Small N designs for rehabilitation research. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49(1), 175-186.
    3. Kazdin, A. (2010). Single-Case Research Designs: Methods for Clinical and Applied Settings. 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.



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