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Transition to Adulthood: Helping Families and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

presented by Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

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Financial: Robert Barnhart receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Robert Barnhart has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will familiarize the therapist who works with individuals with developmental disabilities with common impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions which occur within the context of the normal aging process. The course begins by covering the ICF model and its application to aging issues for individuals with developmental delays. The typical characteristics of older people who have developmental disabilities will be discussed, as well as issues that may arise with the family and community. The course also covers musculoskeletal and other physiological changes that take place with aging. Special attention will be paid to considerations for Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.

Meet Your Instructor

Robert Barnhart, PT, MS, ScDPT

Bob Barnhart is a Professor and the Director Physical Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He received his PT degree from Emory University (1979), his MS from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1992), and his ScDPT from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2006). He was a board certified pediatric physical therapist (PCS 1997,…

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1. Aging and Individuals with DD

This chapter will introduce learners to aging issues common across all adults with developmental disabilities.

2. Aging and Individuals with Down Syndrome

This chapter will emphasize the unique aging issues facing older adults with Down syndrome.

3. Specific Issues: Aging and Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

This chapter will discuss aging in individuals with Cerebral Palsy. The chapter concludes with a Q&A session discussing concepts from the course.

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