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Program Description

Pediatric clinical affiliations range in length from six to sixteen weeks. Nearly 100% of our physical therapists are certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as Credentialed Clinical Instructors, having completed the APTA’s Credentialed Clinical Instructor Training Program.

Population

Multiply Disabled Classification, Early intervention, preschool, elementary and middle school students (birth to 14 years of age). Evaluation and treatment on-site at P.G. Chambers School and off-site at school contracts (birth to 21 years of age).

Program Highlights

  • Equipment Clinic
  • Try It Before You Buy It
  • Assistive Augmentative Technology Clinic
  • Orthotics Clinic
  • Power mobility trials
  • Aquatic therapy

Helpful Coursework

  • Pathophysiology
  • Anatomy and neuroscience
  • Orthotics
  • Pediatrics
  • Development across the lifespan
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Kinesiology

Contact

Click here to contact, Holli Wright, MS PT, Coordinator of Clinical Education. Please note, we do not offer paid internships.

For more information regarding requirements for a graduate externship/clinical affiliation, refer to the following website: www.APTA.org

Quotes

“My clinical affiliation at P.G. Chambers [School] was my first true exposure to pediatric physical therapy. In three short months I explored a variety of treatment settings including the private school program, early intervention, aquatic therapy, and contract services at a local high school. Not only did this experience provide me with a broad view of the various treatment environments, but also I was surrounded by a terrific and talented staff that was more than willing to share their expertise and encourage me to develop my knowledge and skills.

I also had the opportunity to handle new equipment and learn about adapting equipment to suit individual needs. What impressed me most was the overall feeling of welcoming and the drive toward collaboration among all of the therapy disciplines, as well as the willingness of the educational staff to carry therapeutic recommendations into the classroom. P.G. Chambers School is a wonderful place to both learn and work, and that’s not something you can easily find.”
Amanda Hayowyk, PT, DPT Graduate of University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

“I had a very enjoyable experience as a physical therapy student in the fall of 1997.  I vowed that I would return to this wonderful school another day as a staff physical therapist!  I loved my supervisor’s treatment style and admired her clinical knowledge as a pediatric physical therapist.  As a result, I enjoyed 5 1/2 wonderful years at P.G. Chambers School as a pediatric physical therapist.

I enjoyed the variety of options open to me for clinical experience; serving the pre-school and school age population, in the nearby school system as a contract physical therapist, and participating in after-school PT programs such as yoga for children with special needs and aquatic physical therapy.”
Mary Carroll, PT, DPT Graduate of University of Hartford

“Many of the therapists and staff members that I learned from 19 years ago as a student are still here inspiring me today!”
Nancy Altshuler, PT Graduate of Ithaca College