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Physical therapy for young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders-clinical frameworks model in an israeli setting.

Atun-Einy O, Lotan M, Harel Y, Shavit E, Burstein S, Kempner G - Front Pediatr (2013)

Bottom Line: The model has been operating for the past 2 years in one country (Israel), and includes an optional implementation model of PT practice settings for young children diagnosed with ASD.The Israeli setting offers a unique opportunity for implementing PT services for a multitude of children with ASD on a regular basis as an accepted/needed service.The initial outcomes of the present implementation suggest that an intensive PT intervention program might enhance therapeutic outcomes for this population, and contribute to our knowledge on the potential of PT for individuals with ASD.

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Affiliation: Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Welfare Sciences and Health, Haifa University , Haifa , Israel.

ABSTRACT
Recent research findings suggest that many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) demonstrate delayed and atypical motor achievements. It has now become clear that a more holistic, integrative and multi-disciplinary intervention is required to effectively address the motor-related impairments of this population. It is also crucial to ensure that this group of clients has access to early physical therapy (PT) interventions. Despite accumulating research on physical interventions, little is known about intervention model for implementation at a national level. This report introduces a model that uniquely illustrates implementation of PT services for a large number of children with ASD. The model has been operating for the past 2 years in one country (Israel), and includes an optional implementation model of PT practice settings for young children diagnosed with ASD. The Israeli setting offers a unique opportunity for implementing PT services for a multitude of children with ASD on a regular basis as an accepted/needed service. The initial outcomes of the present implementation suggest that an intensive PT intervention program might enhance therapeutic outcomes for this population, and contribute to our knowledge on the potential of PT for individuals with ASD.

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Figure 1: A model of physical therapy services for children with ASD in Israel.

Mentions: The Israeli ASD Clinical Frameworks model integrates several key features, including assessment, design of intervention plans, and intervention layout, which are described below and in Figure 1). In general, each facility has one PT staff member. Approximately one-half of the children receive direct PT interventions according to the PT’s individual assessment, and approximately one-quarter of the second half are enrolled in specific goal-oriented group therapy that includes activities and skills such as playground activities, bicycle riding, balance and accuracy of ball playing.


Physical therapy for young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders-clinical frameworks model in an israeli setting.

Atun-Einy O, Lotan M, Harel Y, Shavit E, Burstein S, Kempner G - Front Pediatr (2013)

A model of physical therapy services for children with ASD in Israel.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3860886&req=5

Figure 1: A model of physical therapy services for children with ASD in Israel.
Mentions: The Israeli ASD Clinical Frameworks model integrates several key features, including assessment, design of intervention plans, and intervention layout, which are described below and in Figure 1). In general, each facility has one PT staff member. Approximately one-half of the children receive direct PT interventions according to the PT’s individual assessment, and approximately one-quarter of the second half are enrolled in specific goal-oriented group therapy that includes activities and skills such as playground activities, bicycle riding, balance and accuracy of ball playing.

Bottom Line: The model has been operating for the past 2 years in one country (Israel), and includes an optional implementation model of PT practice settings for young children diagnosed with ASD.The Israeli setting offers a unique opportunity for implementing PT services for a multitude of children with ASD on a regular basis as an accepted/needed service.The initial outcomes of the present implementation suggest that an intensive PT intervention program might enhance therapeutic outcomes for this population, and contribute to our knowledge on the potential of PT for individuals with ASD.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Welfare Sciences and Health, Haifa University , Haifa , Israel.

ABSTRACT
Recent research findings suggest that many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) demonstrate delayed and atypical motor achievements. It has now become clear that a more holistic, integrative and multi-disciplinary intervention is required to effectively address the motor-related impairments of this population. It is also crucial to ensure that this group of clients has access to early physical therapy (PT) interventions. Despite accumulating research on physical interventions, little is known about intervention model for implementation at a national level. This report introduces a model that uniquely illustrates implementation of PT services for a large number of children with ASD. The model has been operating for the past 2 years in one country (Israel), and includes an optional implementation model of PT practice settings for young children diagnosed with ASD. The Israeli setting offers a unique opportunity for implementing PT services for a multitude of children with ASD on a regular basis as an accepted/needed service. The initial outcomes of the present implementation suggest that an intensive PT intervention program might enhance therapeutic outcomes for this population, and contribute to our knowledge on the potential of PT for individuals with ASD.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus