This course will expand your knowledge and understanding of how advances in science and technology can be used in pediatric rehabilitation. It will explore barriers and solutions to optimizing their benefits and taking them out of therapy rooms and into the schools, home and community. This hands-on workshop will provide you with an opportunity to design and adapt a Go Baby Go car for a child with mobility issues under the expert guidance of Cole Galloway.
Projected Learning Outcomes:
- Learn about the impact of facilitating early mobility in infants and toddlers with disabilities, emphasizing new technologies and adaptive equipment.
- Learn how to problem solve technical difficulties to find practical, cost effective solutions.
- Develop skills by participating in a hands-on workshop to adapt a toy car for specific therapeutic gains.
PTs, OTs, AT Specialists, Engineers
Pre-approved for 7.0 hours by the Kentucky OT and PT licensing boards
Dr. James C. (Cole) Galloway, Ph.D., PT, Director of the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio, and Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware. Dr. Galloway began focusing on young children following a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Esther Thelen. Dr. Galloway’s research focuses on how multiple biological, psychological and environmental factors contribute to the emergence of exploratory behaviors. Current projects focus on advancing the technology and training to assist children in maximizing their daily exploration, specifically combining low and high tech into ‘Go Tech’. He was awarded the APTA’s Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member (2005) and the Pediatrics Section’s Research Award (2009). Below is a link to a TEDMED talk by Dr. Galloway.
Registration fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to another attendee.
If paying by check, space is not reserved until payment has been received.