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Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD

Roberta O'Shea Instructor Bio:
Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD, DPT has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 30 years. She practiced in a variety of environments before joining the faculty at Governors State University. Dr. O'Shea earned her Bachelors in PT degree from St. Louis University, a Master’s degree in Public Service from DePaul University, a PhD in Education/Special Education from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a DPT from Governors State University. She has written books, book chapters and articles regarding many aspects of physical therapy and maintains a research interest in the impact of Conductive Education for individuals with neurological impairments.

Roberta O'Shea's Continuing Education Courses

Assessing the Seating Needs of School-Aged Children

Assessing the Seating Needs of School-Aged Children

Clinicians in school settings are often asked, “Is this student in need of a wheelchair?” There are many considerations that accompany this question. School-based therapists may or may not be skilled at evaluating and recommending a… Read Morearrow_right

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Principles of Adequate Positioning for School-Aged Children

Principles of Adequate Positioning for School-Aged Children

How do therapists ensure children are positioned so that they can learn and participate optimally at school? This course will present options that therapists can use with children to enable them to participate to the best of their abilities.… Read Morearrow_right

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Mobility Frames for School-Aged Children

Mobility Frames for School-Aged Children

How are mobility bases chosen and sized for the pediatric population, and can these bases be integrated with seating systems? This course discusses and demonstrates how to assess and measure a child for a mobility base that will be integrated… Read Morearrow_right

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