My pediatric caseload is starting to grow considerably... I've been evaluating 1 or 2 people a week for a couple weeks and have about 3 more weeks of such already lined up. I've had to start doing 2 afternoons a week (split between hospital and peds) and may need to go up to 3 days. (This situation would be a lot easier if I didn't hate hands and the typical outpatient environment)
Anytime I get to feeling like I'm gaining a handle on peds practice something makes me realize that I still really don't know what to do sometimes. Little Miss A has CP which has affected her right side. I have some weight-bearing and BUE movement goals. But when we're involved in activity, it's hard to know what to focus on, even when I'm just focusing on her right arm. I only have 2 hands myself, so do I supinate her forearm, extend her wrist, or extend her fingers?
I told my boss from the onset of taking the entire pediatric practice that I really would need to get some good CE so that I could be more informed and prepared for these new responsibilities. I've been exploring different things but still haven't decided. I really like the idea behind the Alert program, but most of my kids are under the recommended age of 8 (a range closer to 3-7). I've also been looking into the Miller Method for kids w/ autism spectrum and the Interactive Metronome which claims to be for kids with various problems and also adults. Obviously, for it to be worth my while it needs to be effective for a kids of all ages and diagnoses, preferably evidenced based, and not require expensive or specialized equipment to implement. If it will coordinate with the few standardized items that we have (Peabody, Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, and 1 Handwriting without tears book) it would be all the better.
I'm open to suggestions or information from anyone who's worked with these programs and willing to lend some advice... as the caseload grows it becomes more and more important to take some serious action.