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Spotlight on Research: The Four Ps from the 2016 IV Step Conference

When: Live Virtual Learning: Second Thursday of Every Month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: ZOOM Meeting Platform
United States
Presenter: Deborah (Debbie) Anderson, PT, EdD, PCS
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff, Member Services Manager

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Interested in research? The IPTA’s Research Awareness & Support task force are now offering FREE monthly Live virtual learning webinars that helps our members stay informed about ongoing research efforts, and insight and knowledge on current research and researchers. Plus  - participants can earn continuing education credits (CE).


The Four Ps from the 2016 IV Step Conference: Recommendations for Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice

Earn 1 FREE hour of CE!

Join us for this month's Spotlight on Research Virtual Learning course as Deborah (Debbie) Anderson, PT, EdD, PCS  presents her research on "The Four Ps from the 2016 IV Step Conference: Recommendations for Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice"


This session will review and examine the key highlights of the 2016 IV STEP Conference. Relevance of the four Ps (prevention, prediction, plasticity, and participation) to pediatric physical therapy practice and recommendations for future practice will be discussed. 

Upon completion of this virtual learning webinar, participates will be able to:

  • Briefly review the history of the STEP conferences;
  • Identify the objectives of the IV STEP conference;
  • Define the Four P’s: Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity, and Participation;
  • Examine the potential role of movement system diagnosis in pediatric PT;
  • Identify current and new aspects of prevention that influence the practice of pediatric PT;
  • Examine how clinical research can help uncover knowledge about critical periods for emergence of neuroplasticity;
  • Review the concept of participation and its importance to meeting the needs of children and families;


Deborah Anderson, PT, EdD, PCS is the Associate Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University. Dr. Anderson teaches in the pediatric curriculum within the DPT Program and conducts research in the areas of pediatric examination and intervention, development of professionalism, and teaching and learning. Dr. Anderson is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy with over 30 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist.






You are encouraged to send questions and comments prior to the event using the IPTA Research Question Box and the IPTA Research Forum. Please note that you must be logged into the site as an IPTA member to submit your questions.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will also be eligible to earn up to 1 FREE CE by filling out a short evaluation form. You MUST RSVP, prior to the date of webinar, in order to receive the email that is sent out the morning of the webinar with the evaluation link.



Webinar Instructions: 

Topic: Spotlight on Research: The Four Ps from IV Step Conference
Time: Apr 13, 2017 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 463 413 1429

ZOOM Virtual Meeting Information -

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.

Note to Nonmembers: The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association!


Effective starting in 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).



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