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Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT

Cynthia N. Potter Instructor Bio:
Cindy Potter, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient, preschool, school, community-based settings, and ICF/IDD facilities for 39 years. She earned a BS in biology and English writing from Allegheny College, an MS in health-related professions (developmental disabilities track) from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University. She is a former associate professor and chair of the Graduate School of Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University. She currently serves as chairman of the State Board of Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania and is in her third term on the licensure board. She has presented internationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals. With a strong interest in global health, she has served on 20 medical missions and is the president of the nonprofit Honduras Hope Mission, Inc.

Cynthia N. Potter's Continuing Education Courses

Introduction to Visual Impairments & Visual Testing for Pediatrics

Introduction to Visual Impairments & Visual Testing for Pediatrics

This course provides participants with an overview of the visual system and its development, definitions of blindness and low vision/partial sight, and the incidence of visual impairments. Components of visual screening and examination… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatric Visual Impairments & Developmental Impact

Pediatric Visual Impairments & Developmental Impact

This course provides participants with a review of common visual problems associated with developmental and sensory disabilities. The impact of these conditions on the child’s visual function and development is described. Examples of… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatric Motor Problems & Visual Impairment: Introduction

Pediatric Motor Problems & Visual Impairment: Introduction

Visual impairments have the potential to dramatically affect how children develop and are able to learn. The course outlines delays across developmental domains that can be anticipated as a result of visual impairments. The effect of visual… Read Morearrow_right

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Pediatric Motor Problems & Visual Impairment: Impact & Interventions

Pediatric Motor Problems & Visual Impairment: Impact & Interventions

Visual impairments have the potential to dramatically affect how children develop and are able to learn. The course focuses on differences in postural control, gait, and functional skills that can be anticipated as a result of visual impairments.… Read Morearrow_right

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Aging Adults With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Overview

Aging Adults With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Overview

Video Runtime: 86 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 48 Minutes

Individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer than previous generations and their numbers are increasing. Physical… Read Morearrow_right

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Treating Aging Adults With Genetic Causes of I/DD: Down Syndrome & ASD

Treating Aging Adults With Genetic Causes of I/DD: Down Syndrome & ASD

Video Runtime: 83 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 39 Minutes

Individuals aging with genetic causes of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) such as Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders have specific… Read Morearrow_right

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Treating Aging Adults With Cerebral Palsy

Treating Aging Adults With Cerebral Palsy

Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 40 Minutes

Individuals aging with cerebral palsy have specific problems unique to this diagnosis. Depending on the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)… Read Morearrow_right

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