This one-day course will focus on the rehabilitation needs of children with cancer. It is designed to inform occupational and physical therapists (OTs and PTs) and therapy assistants (COTAs and PTAs) about the role of rehabilitation professionals when treating children and adolescents with cancer. Attendees will gain skills in evidence-based, effective evaluation and treatment strategies for children and adolescents with cancer.
- Identify the most common types of pediatric cancers and develop an understanding of medical treatments available
- Create and discuss appropriate OT and PT examination techniques and intervention strategies for children and adolescents with cancer
- Recognize and describe OT and PT impairments frequently present in children and adolescents with cancer
- Describe the role of rehab professionals along the continuum of care for children and adolescents with cancer