Provide functional assessments and evaluations to determine eligibility, establishing educationally relevant plans of care, as well as provide and oversee the physical therapy needs of children 2 to 21 years old, for Part B services.
Provide functional assessments and evaluations to determine eligibility, as well as collaborating with and supporting families of children 0 to 3 years old, for Part C services.
Assist in the development of IEPs, IFSPs and implement physical therapy interventions individually or in a group setting.
Train teachers and other school staff in appropriate positioning and activities to meet IEP outcomes.
Provide a Residency site, through the University of Michigan - Flint, for licensed physical therapists, preparing them to sit for the ABPTS Pediatric Clinical Specialist exam.
Offer in-services such as:
- Educational vs. Medical Model
- Sensory Integration and Sensory Diets
- Normal is just a setting on the dryer
- “Back” to School
- Let's Move!
Just to name a few.
"Starting out in a pediatric setting was very intimidating for me as a new graduate, but Kim really helped me to feel at ease with my experience. Kim was a not only a great supervisor, she was also an excellent mentor. If I was having difficulty coming up with interventions or trying to develop relationships with the staff, she was more than helpful! I felt I could go to her with any problems I was having and she would do what she could to correct them. Kim is an excellent therapist and a hard worker; she went above and beyond the supervisor role!"
-Crystal Tereszkiewicz, COTA
Kim Lephart, PT, DPT, MBA, PCS
Board Certified Clinical Specialist
Pediatric Physical Therapy