The conference on which these findings are based and the printing and distribution of this publication were funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (H235J040017).
Subject Matter Experts gathered in Chicago, IL, September 7-9, 2005 to conduct the Academy's sixth State-of-the-Science Conference. The conference was chaired by Laura Miller, PhD, CP of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Co-Chaired by Julia McCay, CP of Scheck & Siress O&P Inc. With the current era of managed care, it is becoming increasingly important to clearly justify the use of therapy and new and more expensive componentry. The group reviewed the current outcome measurement tools, strengths and weaknesses of these tools, why the tools are not used more often clinically, and developed recommendations for future research in the area. A formal literature search and ranking was conducted prior to the conference forming a basis for the presentations and discussion.
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