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Fall 2010


This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume 22, Issue 3, Fall 2010, Page 314. The published version is available at DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181eb6e6c. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Pediatric physical therapy, especially in early intervention (EI), focuses on children’s function in natural environments and within daily routines. Valid and reliable tests measuring the ICF participation component are important to consider if we are to align our treatment focus and goals to our measures of progress. This article demonstrates that the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) Functional Skill scaled scores are sensitive to change in children receiving EI with and without motor involvement.