Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Thubi Kolobe

Ann Taylor Chair in Pediatric & Developmental Disabilities

Professor

E-mail: Thubi Kolobe

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47121


Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

Ph.D. Pediatric Physical Therapy (minor Family Therapy), Hahnemann University, PA, 1993.

M.S. Physical Therapy (minor Curriculum Development and Instruction), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1981.

Independent Studies, University of Kansas, KS, 1979.

Nat Dip, School of Physiotherapy, Natal, South Africa, 1975 

Professional Program:
PHTH 7712 Seminar in Clinical Reasoning I

Postprofessional Program:
RS 5970 Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences
RS 6113 Program Evaluation and Development
RS 6433 Measurement and Assessment 

 

 

* Xiao, R., Xiao Q., Patino, A., Fagg, A.H., Kolobe, H.A., David P. Miller, D.P., Ding, L. Characterization of infant mu rhythm immediately before crawling: A high-resolution EEG study. NeuroImage,146, 2016.

*Ghazi, M., Nash, M., Fagg, A. H., Ding, L., Kolobe, T. H.A. and Miller, D. Novel Assistive Device for Teaching Crawling Skills to Infants.  Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 113, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27702-8_39, 2016.

Miller, D. P., Fagg, A. H., Ding, L., Kolobe, T. H., and Ghazi, M. A. Robotic crawling assistance for infants with cerebral palsy. In Proceedings of the AAAI’15 Workshop on assistive technologies emerging from artificial intelligence applied to smart environments. AAAI Press. 2015.

Kolobe, THA, Gannotti, M, Christy, J, Heathcock, J, Damiano, DL, Taub, E, Majsak, MJ, et al. Research Summit III proceedings on dosing in children with an injured brain or cerebral palsy. Physical Therapy, 94:907-920, 2014.

Nesbit, K., Kolobe, T.H., Sisson, S., Ghement, I.R. A model of environmental correlates of adolescent obesity in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health. 55(3), 394-401, 2014.

DeGrace, B.W., Hoffman, C., Hutson, T.L., Kolobe, T.H.A. Families' experiences and occupations following the diagnosis of autism. Journal of Occupational Science, 21:3, 309-321, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2014.923366

Aaron, C, Chiarello, LS, Palisano, RJ, Gracely, E, O’Neil, M, Kolobe, THA. Relationships Among Family Participation, Team Support and Intensity of Early Intervention Services. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Early Online:1–13, 2014.

Nesbit, K.C., Kolobe, T.H.A., Arnold, S.H., Sisson, S.B., Anderson, M.P. Proximal and Distal Environmental Correlates of Adolescent Obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11:1179-1186. 2014.

Kolobe, T.H.A, Fagg, A. The effect of sensor robotic technology on the development of prone mobility in infants with or at risk for cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurolog. 56 (s5), 60, 2014.

Arevalo, A., Kolobe, T., Arnold, S., DeGrace, E. Early Childrearing Practices and their Relationship to Academic Performance in Mexican-American Children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26(2), 214 – 222, 2014

Gannotti, M, Christy, J, Heathcock, J, Kolobe, THA . Perspective on dosing of physical therapy interventions for children with early brain injury. Physical Therapy, 94(3):411-21, 2014.

Arnold, SH, Kolobe, THA, Thompson, DM, Boeckman, L. Assessing the Discriminatative Ability and Internal Consistency  of the School Outcomes Measure. ISRN Rehabilitation. Volume 2013. Article ID 607416, 8 pages.

Kolobe, T.H., Pidcoe, P., Warner, M. Use of Robotics to Promote Prone Locomotion in Infants with and without Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25(1) 85-86, 2013.

Arnold, S., Kolobe, T.H., & Smith, E.  Measuring the Outcomes of Students: Rasch Analysis of the School Outcomes Measures (SOM) (). Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25(1) 91-92, 2013.

Rivard, JC, O’Connell, ME, Wegman, DH, et al. Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: NIDRR grantmaking processes and products. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. 2012.

Goldstein MS, Scalzitti DA,  Craik RL, Dunn SL, Irion JM, Irrgang J, Kolobe THA, McDonough CM, Shields, RK. The Revised Research Agenda for Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy, 91:165-174, 2011.

Goldstein MS, Scalzitti DA,  Craik RL, Dunn SL, Irion JM, Irrgang J, Kolobe THA, McDonough CM, Shields, RK. Author’s Response: The Revised Research Agenda for Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy, 91:176-177, 2011.

Kolobe THA, Arevalo, A, Catalino, T.  The Environment of Intervention. In SK, Campbell, D, R, Palisano & M. Orlin (eds.), Physical Therapy for Children. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA,  2011.

Kolobe THA. Evaluation and Assessment. In I.R. McEwen (Ed), Providing physical therapy services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  Alexandra, VA:  Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association. 49 – 66. 2009.

Kolobe THA, Jeffries, L, Smith, J. Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments.  In I.R. McEwen (Ed), Providing physical therapy services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  Alexandra, VA:  Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.99 – 105. 2009.

Fowler EG, Kolobe THA, Damiano DL, et al. (2007). Promotion of Physical Fitness & Prevention of Secondary Conditions for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Physical Therapy, 87;1495-1510

Kolobe THA, Taylor A. The Environment of Intervention. In SK, Campbell, D, VanderLinden, & R, Palisano (eds.), Physical Therapy for Children. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 909 - 932, 2006.

Chiarello, LA, Kolobe, THA. Early Intervention Services. In SK, Campbell, D, VanderLinden, & R, Palisano (eds.), Physical Therapy for Children. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 933 – 954, 2006.

Kolobe THA, Bulanda M, Susman L: Predictive validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance at Pre-school Age. Physical Therapy, 84: 1144-1156, 2004.

Kolobe THA. Childrearing practices and developmental expectations of Mexican American mothers and the developmental status of their infants. Physical Therapy, 84: 439-453, 2004.

Kolobe THA, Smith E. Response Patterns of Mexican American Mothers on Measures of Childrearing Beliefs and Developmental Expectations. In F. Lamb-Parker, J. Hagen, R. Robinson, and H. Rhee (Eds.) The first eight years: Pathways to the future. Columbia University, Hew York, 917-918, 2003.

Flegel J, Kolobe THA. Predictive validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance at school age. Physical Therapy, 82:762-771, 2002.

Campbell SK, Kolobe THA, Wright BD, Linacre JM. Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance for prediction of 6-, 9-, and 12-month scores on the Alberta Infant Motor Scale. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 44:263-272, 2002.

Kolobe THA, Sparling, JW, Ezzelle, L. Family Centered Intervention. In SK, Campbell, D, VanderLinden, & R, Palisano (eds.), Physical Therapy for Children. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 881-907, 2000.


 

INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT


Co-developer and co-author of the Test of Infant Motor Performance: For infants between 34 weeks gestation age and 16 week post–term age. Copyright 2001.

 

American Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Toward a multi-site progressively-phased !intervention for infants and  toddlers at risk for cerebral palsy. $25,000. (Role: Multiple-PIs), Smith- Lead PI. 2016 – 2018. 

Validating the School Outcomes Measures (SOM): An Outcomes Measure for Students who receive School-bases Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. (Role: Multiple-PI ), Sandy Arnold – Lead PI, Institute of Education Science $1,599,806.00. 2015 – 2019.

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. (Project Director). U.S. Department of Education. $1,249, 971. 2012 - 2017.

New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative Award. Foundation for Physical Therapy, PI: M. Horn, (Co-Mentor), $78,000. 2014-2016.

Prone Locomotion for Infants with Down Syndrome using the SIPPC: A Pilot Study. (Co-Principal Investigator), APTA, Section on Pediatrics.  $10,000. 2013-2013.

Robot Assistants for Promoting Crawling and Walking in Children at Risk of Cerebral   Palsy. (Multiple PIs). National Science Foundation. $1,249,997. 2012 – 2015.

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. (Project Co-Director). U.S. Department of Education. $1,249, 971. 2012 - 2016.   

Dosing and Motor Planning in Children with an Injured Brain or Cerebral Palsy. (Principal Investigator), NIH-NICHD (R13) $11,753. 2011 – 2012. 

Dosing of Intervention for Children with an Injured Brain. (Co-Principal Investigator). Section on Pediatrics $30,000. 2010-2011.

Locomotion in Infants with or at Risk for Disabilities. (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Child Health and Development $429,834. 2010-2013. 

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. (Project Co-Director). U.S. Department of Education. $799,900. 2008 - 2012.

Self-Initiated Prone Progression in Infants at Risk for Cerebral Palsy. (Principal Investigator), Foundation for Physical Therapy, $39,992.00, 2008 - 2010.

Early Intervention for Children with or at Risk for Physical Disabilities - Research Summit (Co-investigator), Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association, ($34,643.00), 2006 - 2007.

Evaluation of the Self-initiated Prone Progression Crawler. (Principal Investigator), Presbyterian Health Foundation, ($29,986.00), 2005 - 2007.

Development of the Self-Initiated Prone Progression Crawler (SIPPC)(Principal Investigator), College of Allied Health, OUHSC, ($7,460.00),2005 – 2007.

Development of the Self-initiated Prone Progression Crawler. (Principal Investigator), Office of the Vice President for Research – OUHSC ($7,730.00), 2004 - 2005.

New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative Award. Foundation for Physical Therapy, PI: M. Horn, (Co-Mentor), $78,000. 2014-2016.

Prone Locomotin for Infants with Down Syndrome using the SIPPC: A Pilot Study. (Co-Principal Investigator), APTA, Section on Pediatrics.  $10,000. 2013-2013.

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. (Project Co-Director). U.S. Department of Education. $1,249, 971. 2012 - 2016.

Robot Assistants for Promoting Crawling and Walking in Children at Risk of Cerebral   Palsy. (Co-Principal Investigator – Multiple PIs). National Science Foundation. $1,249,997. 2012 – 2015.

Dosing and Motor Planning in Children with an Injured Brain or Cerebral Palsy. (Principal Investigator), NIH-NICHD and NINDS. (R13) $11,753. 2011 – 2012.

Dosing of Intervention for Children with an Injured Brain. (Co-Principal Investigator). Section on Pediatrics $30,000. 2010-2011.

Locomotion in Infants with or at Risk for Disabilities. (Principal Investigator). NIH-NICHD.  $429,834. 2010-2012.

Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. (Project Co-Director). U.S. Department of Education. $799,900. 2008 - 2012.

Self-Initiated Prone Progression in Infants at Risk for Cerebral Palsy. (Principal Investigator), Foundation for Physical Therapy, ($39,992.00), 2008 - 2009.

Early Intervention for Children with or at Risk for Physical Disabilities - Research Summit (Co-investigator), Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association, ($34,643.00), 2006 - 2007.

Evaluation of the Self-initiated Prone Progression Crawler. Presbyterian Health Foundation (Principal Investigator), $29,986.

Development of the Self-Initiated Prone Progression Crawler (SIPPC) Funding: College of Allied Health, OUHSC, (Principal Investigator), $7,460.

Development of the Self-initiated Prone Progression Crawler. Office of the Vice President for Research - OUHSC (Principal Investigator), $7,730.

Promotion of Fitness and Prevention of Secondary Complications for Children with Cerebral Palsy - Research Summit. American Physical Therapy Association – Section on Pediatrics (Principal Investigator/Chair), $34,400.

Preparing Early Intervention professionals to work with underserved children and families from Urban Environments. U.S Department of Education: OSERS (Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Project Director), $1,455,582.

Early mobility in infants with and without disabilities:  robotics and machine – human interface

Early identification of infants at risk for developmental disabilities

Test development and cross-cultural validation of childrearing measures

Interaction between biological and environmental influences on outcomes of infants and toddlers with disabilities

Neurorehabilitation - pediatrics

Early intervention

Community health

Program evaluation