Parenting Stress Index (PSI) Update 3/7/2018

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: hhawkins | Filed under: Evaluative, General Information, Parenting Stress Index (PSI), T&M Tools

Parenting Stress Index Update: Cost: Kit- $262, Answer sheet (pack of 25)- $92, Profile form (pad of 25)- $32, Item Booklet (pack of 10)- $86, Manual- $92, Continuing Education Materials-$26   Information found at:   Research Article: Li, S. T., Chiu, N. C., Kuo, Y. T., Shen, E. Y., Tsai, P. C., Ho, C. S., . . . Chen, J. C. (2017). Parenting stress in parents of children with refractory epilepsy before and after vagus nerve stimulation implantation. Pediatrics and Neonatology,58(6), 516-522. doi:10.1016/j.pedneo.2017.03.001   Literature shows that vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) implantation can decrease seizure frequency. However, parenting stress associated with VNS stimulation has not been considered. The purpose of this study was “to evaluate changes in the parenting stress level in parents of children with refractory epilepsy before and after VNS implantation.” Thirty children with refractory epilepsy who underwent VNS implantation were included in the study based on the…

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Observational Gait Scale- Update (3/7/2018)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: cwilck | Filed under: Evaluative, General Information, Observational gait scale, T&M Tools

I have reviewed the previous posts on OGS, and the information remains up-to-date. Borel S, Schneider P, Newman CJ. Video analysis software increases the interrater reliability of video gait assessments in children with cerebral palsy. Gait and Posture. 2011; 33: 727-729. Purpose:  This study sought to determine if video analysis software improves the interrater reliability of visual gait assessment, specifically with the Observational Gait Scale (OGS), in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Study Population: Twelve children (9 males and 3 females) with CP were video recorded in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Age of the children ranged from 5 to 14 years old. Five children were diagnosed with bilateral spastic CP and 7 children with unilateral spastic CP. The children were able to ambulate at a self-selected pace over a linear 10 meter walkway. Videos were recorded during ambulation in both the sagittal and frontal planes. Methods: Twenty of the gait…

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Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – 2

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: mhinshaw4 | Filed under: Evaluative, Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-2, T&M Tools

After reviewing the test and previous posts I have found their information on test updates and procedure to be accurate and up to date with the last test update being in 2000. Category of test: Evaluative Title: Assessment of gross and fine motor skills in preschool children using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales Instrument Purpose: Identify motor development level of children aged 3-6 years old within the school system by using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – Second Edition (PDMS-2). Understanding where relative motor deficits are occurring will allow for planning activities to focus on increasing areas of need for specific children with can lead to benefits not only physically but also socially1. Study Population: 156 normally motor developing children, 82 boys and 74 girls, aged 3-6 years old with a mean age of 52.26 months. These children were all students attending four schools in Western Greece. Exclusion criteria included…

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Activity Scale for Kids: Performance Version 2018

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: kbrandt3 | Filed under: Activities Scale for Kids: Performance Version-ASK, Evaluative, T&M Tools

The former information has been reviewed. There aren’t any updates to the ASKp at this time. Sewell MD, Platinum J, Askin GN, et al. Do Growing Rods for Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis Improve Activity and Participation for Children? The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017;182. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.031. Purpose: Considering surgery is the recommended treatment for children with rapidly progressing scoliosis who have already utilized conservative interventions, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgery (growth rod placement) versus bracing on activity and participation. Population: Participants included 60 children (22 males, 38 females) with idiopathic early onset scoliosis between the ages of 5-10 years old. Children were included if they were the appropriate age, demonstrated progressing scoliosis (>5 deg increase in one year), and had a Cobb angle of >40 degrees.   Methods: This study was conducted over a 6 year period from 2009-2015. Participants were allotted to the brace or…

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Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 3rd edition (BSID-III)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: rbryant4 | Filed under: Bayley Scales of Infant Motor Development (BSID-II), Evaluative, T&M Tools

The previously posted information regarding the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development – III is up to date.   Article Reviewed Title: Supporting play exploration and early developmental intervention versus usual care to enhance development outcomes during the transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to home: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Authors: Stacey C. Dusing, Tanya Tripathi, Emily C. Marcinowski, Leroy R. Thacker, Lisa F. Brown and Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz Citation: Dusing et al. BMC Pediatrics (2018) 18:46 DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1011-4   Purpose: Current developmental services intervention protocols for pre-term infants in the NICU utilizes the “wait and see” approach when determining an infant’s ability to participate in therapeutic services. Once determined eligible to participate, these “usual care” interventions are often low-intensity and often focus on one approach; motor, cognitive, or parent-child interaction. Consequently, this usual care administered has minimal lasting effects on motor and cognitive development. In comparison, Supporting Play…

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Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COMP)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: rcherry2 | Filed under: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COMP), Evaluative

Mihee An, Robert J. Palisano, Chung-Hwi Yi, Lisa A. Chiarello, Carl J. Dunst & Edward J. Gracely (2017) Effects of a Collaborative Intervention Process on Parent Empowerment and Child Performance: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1365324 The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a collaborative intervention approach on parent empowerment and child performance on a goal and to compare perspectives regarding intervention among parents and therapists. The authors hypothesized that the parents who received the collaborative intervention for six weeks would exhibit a higher mean change in scores on the adapted Family Empowerment Scale (FES) and a higher mean change in parent ratings of performance and satisfaction with performance on the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). The study population included eighteen children with physical disabilities, one parent of each of the children, and sixteen physical therapists. Children included in this study were between ages 4…

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Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: ssharp3 | Filed under: Evaluative, Hand Assessment for Infants

Updates Test and Measure: Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) This outcome measure is still in the late stages of development Author: Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm Source: Neuropediatric Unit, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Stella Maris Scientific Institute and University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy Costs: A two-day course is available where participants will learn about the constructs underlying the HAI, test procedures, test objects used, and scoring of infants from video recordings. A HAI manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring form will be provided. Courses range from ~$500-$750. Purpose: This test is administered for measuring bilateral hand use and quantifying side difference between hands among infants at risk of developing unilateral cerebral palsy. Type of Test: Evaluative Target Population and Ages: Infants with asymmetric hand use dysfunction. Infants 3-12 months old. Time Requirements – Administration and Scoring: The test…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: lcates4 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), Evaluative

Category: Evaluative Update: BOT-2 Complete Form Test Kit = $933.90 *As of March 7, 218* Article Review: Venetsanou F, Kambas A. Can motor proficiency in preschool age affect physical activity in adolescence? Pediatric Exercise Science. 2017;29:254-259. The purpose of this study was to determine if motor proficiency during preschool is associated with physical activity during adolescence. This longitudinal study began by measuring the motor proficiency of 413 children, ages 4-6. Ten years later, the physical activity level of 106 of the original participants was measured. Motor proficiency was measures using the BTOMP-SF, testing both gross and fine motor skills. Some of these skills included single leg stance, tandem walking, running speed and agility, standing broad jump, catching and throwing a ball, drawing activities, and response speed. Upon scoring, participants are then classified as low, below average, average, above average, and high motor proficiencies. Physical activity was measured using Omron…

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The School Function Assessment: Identifying Levels of Participation and Demonstrating Progress for Pupils with Acquired Brain Injuries in a Residential Rehabilitation Setting

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: smanning3 | Filed under: Evaluative, School Function Assessment (SFA)

The following shows the prices of the School Function Assessment (SFA) kits and components, which (like stated above) have not changed since 2017: SFA Complete Kit: $243.50 SFA User’s Manual: $151.50 SFA Record Forms: $102.50 SFA Rating Scale Guides: $25.00   Website:   Article Summary: Article Title: The School Function Assessment: Identifying Levels of Participation and Demonstrating Progress for Pupils with Acquired Brain Injuries in a Residential Rehabilitation Setting   Citation: West S, Dunford C, Mayston MJ, Forsyth R. The School Function Assessment: identifying levels of participation and demonstrating progress for pupils with acquired brain injuries in a residential rehabilitation setting. Child: Care, Health and Development. 2013;40(5):689-697. doi:10.1111/cch.12089.   Category: Evaluative   Purpose of the Article: Rehabilitation and educational planning for children who have acquired a severe brain injury (ABI) is very complex and multifaceted. There are many medical professionals working with these children initially; however, once discharged these children…

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Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: llewis17 | Filed under: Evaluative, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

There have been no updates made to the PEDI-CAT since the last reviewed article on March 6, 2017.   PEDI-CAT for Windows= $89.00 PEDI-CAT for iPad= $399.00 (PEDI-CAT 1.4.0 Manual is included with purchase.)   Category: Evaluative   Article reviewed Shore, B., Allar, B., Miller, P., Matheney, T., Snyder, B. and Fragala-Pinkham, M. (2017). Evaluating the Discriminant Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory: Computer Adaptive Test in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Physical Therapy, 97(6), pp.669-676.   Purpose: The aim was to investigate the discriminant validity of the PEDI-CAT according to GMFCS and MACS levels in a group of children/adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. Discriminant validity determines whether two measures that should not be related are actually not related.   Study Population: 101 total participants [54 boys, 47 girls] of a convenience sample from a multi-discipline CP clinic at a tertiary-level pediatric children’s hospital; Mean age was 11 years, 11…

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