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Sickle Cell Disease in Infants, Children and Youth - PT54
Sickle Cell Disease in Infants, Children and Youth
Rehabilitation and Education

PT54 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Catherine Hoyt Drazen, OTD, OTR/L
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The purpose of this sickle cell disease continuing education module is to increase understanding of the clinical course and implications of SCD in infants, children and adolescents so occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists can improve the provision of therapeutic services to this underserved population. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the clinical presentation and etiology of SCD
  • Identify developmental, functional and psychosocial implications of SCD for infants, children and teens
  • Describe ways in which therapeutic services can address the unique issues and needs of children and families who are dealing with SCD

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1241 for 05/13/13 to 05/13/14; 14S1246 for 05/13/14 to 05/13/15; 15S1259 for 05/14/15 to 05/14/16; 16S1778 for 05/15/16 to 05/15/17); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE130021018 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021496 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023678 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-26912for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-397756 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5049 for 05/13/13 to 05/12/14; 5692 for 05/13/14 to 05/12/15; 6153 for 05/13/15 to 05/12/16; 2016-191 for 05/13/16 to 05/12/17; 2017-234 for 5/13/17 to 5/12/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004711 for 06/29/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007147 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; PTCE010070 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1239-2012 for 05/14/13 to 01/31/14; 724-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-450 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/16/13 to 05/16/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 05/21/13 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4849 for 05/01/13 to 05/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/6/2018

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