ERIC Number: ED312831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Physical Therapy Students' Ability To Be Innovative in the Treatment of Children by Creatively Using Games and Toys.
Lander, Jennifer L.
This practicum was designed to increase the ability of physical therapy students to be innovative in the treatment of children, 0 to 3 years old, by creatively using toys and games. The practicum involved: (1) administering a test to seven senior physical therapy majors to determine students' current knowledge; (2) administering a questionnaire to seven practicing clinical supervisors to determine use of games and toys as adjuncts to therapeutic intervention; (3) planning and conducting a specialized pediatric seminar/workshop, which included class discussions, outside assignments, in-class projects, slides, games, and 5 weeks of clinical experience in a pediatric setting; (4) indirectly supervising the students at the affiliated clinical facility; and (5) developing, administering, and scoring a program evaluation component. Analysis of the data revealed that the seminar/workshop increased students' use of toys and games in their treatment of children, and that students were appropriately teaching parents how to select and use toys for their handicapped children. A survey of the seven students indicated that they felt that the program expanded their problem-solving abilities and parent-teaching skills. The appendices include the pre-tests, post-tests, questionnaire, and toy selection criteria used in this study. (PB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University