Human Development Research Laboratory

Research

 

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
 *Mentor/Advisor role

* 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.

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, Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Electronically Published (paper #58), 2015.

*Nesbit, K., Kolobe, T.H., Sisson, S., Ghement, I.R.  A Structural Equation Model of Environmental Correlates of Adolescent Obesity for Age and Gender Groups. Pediatric Obesity. In Press.

*Amundson, R., Kolobe, THA., McEwen, I., Arnold, S. Concurrent Validity of the School Outcomes Measure (SOM) and Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) in Preschool Age Children. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. 35 (1): 4—53, 2015.

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 Neurology. 56 (s5), 60, 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 http://dx.doi.org/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.

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.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. 2014(11) 1179-1186. 2014. http://dx/doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0245.

*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, Article ID 607416, 8 pages, 2013

Rivard, JC, O’Connell, ME, Wegman, DH, et al. Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: NIDRR grantmaking processes and products. (Peer reviewed). 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.

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

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.                                                                         

Campbell SK, Kolobe THA: Concurrent Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance with the Alberta Infant Motor Scale. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 12:1‑8, 2000.

Kolobe THA, Palisano R, Stratford P: Comparison of two outcome measures for Infants with Cerebral Palsy and Infants with Motor Delays.  Physical Therapy,78(10):1062-1072, 1998.

Kolobe THA: Serving Underserved Children: A South African Perspective. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 7:184-186, 1995.

Palisano RJ, Kolobe TH, Haley SM., Lowes, LP, Jones, SL: Validity of the Peabody Developmental Gross Motor Scale as an Evaluative Measure of Infants Receiving Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy, 75:939-948, 1995.

Campbell SK, Kolobe THA, Osten ET, Lenke, M, Girolami, GL: Evidence for the Construct Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance, Physical Therapy, 75(7), 585-596, 1995.

Campbell SK, Osten B, Kolobe THA, Fisher A:  Construct Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance. In Granger C & Gresham G (eds): New Developments in Functional Assessment. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 4(3).  Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1993.

Kolobe THA: Working with families of children with physical disabilities. Pediatric physical Therapy, 4(2), 57-63, 1992.

Kolobe THA: Neonatal Behavior of South African Babies. South African Society of Physiotherapy, Conference Proceedings, 129-133, 1985.

Kolobe THA: Spontaneous Motor Development in Children with Neonatal Tetanus. South African Society of Physiotherapy, Conference Proceedings, 113-117, 1985.

Kolobe THA: The Relationship Between Maternal Characteristics and Her Ability To Follow Through With Home-Based Intervention Program for Her Handicapped Infant. South African Society of Physiotherapy Journal, 39, 59-65, 1983.


BOOK CHAPTERS

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.

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, 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.

Sparling JW, Kolobe THA, Ezzelle L.  Family Centered Intervention.  In SK, Campbell, D, VanderLinden, & R, Palisano (eds.), Physical Therapy for Children. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 823-846, 1994.

Kolobe THA: Family-focused Intervention.  In SK. Campbell (ed.)  Pediatric Neurologic Physical Therapy 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY,  397-432, 1991.


Other Publications:

White S, Deubler D, Kolobe T, Long T,  McEwen I, &  Nixon-Cave K: Leadership Education for Pediatric Physical Therapy. The American Association of University Affiliated Program, Silver Spring, MD. 1996.


PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS 

Xiao, R., Qi, X., Fagg, A. H., Kolobe, T. H.A., Miller, D. and Ding, L. Spectra of Infant EEG within the First Year of Life: A Pilot Study, To appear in the Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS15), 2015

Ghazi, M., Nash, M., Fagg, A. H., Ding, L., Kolobe, T. H.A. and Miller, D. (2015) Novel Assistive Device for Teaching Crawling Skills to Infants, Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Electronically Published (paper #58)D. P. Miller, A. H. Fagg, L. Ding, T. H. A. Kolobe, and M. A. Ghazi, “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, January 2015.

Kolobe, T.H, Brown, D. Rauh, L., Fagg, A., Pidcoe, P., Bulanda, M. Development of Prone Locomotion in Infants with or at Risk for Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27 (1), E3, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000123

Cox P., Kolobe T.H., Schmiedeberg T., Fagg, A. Prone Locomotion in Infants with Down Syndrome using the SIPPC: A Pilot Study. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27 (1), E2, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000123

McElroy, JJ., Heriza, CB., Sweeney, JK., Kolobe, TH. Movement variation during spontaneous leg movements in infants born at term: A pilot. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27 (1), E5, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000123

Bulanda, M., Kolobe, TH., Arnold, S., Brown, D., Rauh, L., Straube, DD. Comparison of early movement learning strategies in infants with different prone locomotion outcomes following training on the Self-Initiated Prone Progression Crawler. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27 (1), E15-E16, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000123

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.

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.

Arevalo A, Kolobe T.H., Arnold, S, DeGrace, B. Childrearing practices and the relationship to academic performance in Mexican-American children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(1) 86, 2012.

Amundson, R.A., Kolobe, T.A., Arnold, S., McEwen, I. Concurrent validity of the School Outcomes Measure and Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory in Preschool-Aged Children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(1) 96, 2012.

Catalino T., Kolobe, T.H. McEwen, I., Fagg, A. Development of prone locomotion in infants using an assistive device.  Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(1) 99, 2012.

Kolobe THA, Pidcoe P. Movement learning during prone progression in infants with and without cerebral Palsy. Impact of Intervention: Can we affect typical and atypical development of the human brain? UMCG, The Netherlands, 50 – 51, 2010.

Kolobe THA, Truesdell, C, Raji, R., Pidcoe, P. Movement learning strategies during prone progression in infants with and without cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21(1) 116, 2009.

Kolobe THA, Pidcoe PE, McEwen I, Pollard V, Truesdell C. Self-Initiated Prone Progression in Infants at Risk for Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 17(1),93-94, 2007.

Catalino T, Arevalo A, Kolobe TH. Motor outcome and mother-child interactions during the first three years of life. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 19(1),85-86, 2007.

Zezima MS, Kolobe THA.  Outcome of an 8-week intensive NMES protocol for a child with hemiplegia. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 19(1),104, 2007.

Kolobe THA, Bulanda M. Diagnostic accuracy and consistency of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale in a longitudinal sample. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 18(1),76-77, 2006.

Kolobe TA, Smith E, Ishi, L. The influence of maternal childrearing beliefs and practices on motor outcome of Mexican American children. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 18(1), 77-78, 2006.

Carr M, Kolobe, TA. Effects of an intensive therapy protocol on children with cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 18(1),73, 2006.                            

Rowland P, Kolobe TA. The Effectiveness of Long Sitting on Hamstring Muscle    Stretching in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 18(1), 103-104, 2006. 

Kolobe TA, Bulanda M, Horodyski C,  Pasillas, L. Comparison of the Bayley Scales of Infant Motor Development and the Peabody Motor Developmental Scales in identifying preschool children with and without motor delays or disabilities. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16, 73, 2004.

Kolobe TA, Smith E, Pasillas L. Comparison of patterns of parent-infant interactions among Hispanic, African, and Anglo American mother-infant dyads. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 16, 73-4, 2004.

Kolobe THA, Bulanda M, Susman L. Predictive ability of the Test of Infant Motor Performance at preschool age.  Pediatric Physical Therapy, 15(1), 68, 2003.

Kolobe THA, Susman L, Bulanda M. Characteristics of the home caregiving environment of children with and without motor delays. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 15(1), 67-68, 2003.

Kolobe THA, Smith E.  Childrearing beliefs and developmental expectations of Mexican American mothers. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 13(4), 210, 2001.

Flegel JF, Kolobe TH. Predictive validity of the test of infant motor performance. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 11(4), 226, 1999.

Kolobe THA, Campbell SK, Arevalo A. The effects of gestational age at birth on motor performance.  Physical Therapy. Conference Proceedings. 13th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Japan, 1999.

Campbell SK, Kolobe, THA, Osten E. The concurrent validity of the Test of Infant Motor             Performance. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 10(4):180, 1998.

Kolobe T, Campbell SK, Osten B, Lemke M, Girolami G: Construct Validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance, S.A.S.P International Congress Proceedings, University of Cape Town, South Africa, p35, 1997.

Kolobe TH, Flegel J: The Relationship Between Individualized Gross Motor Objectives, the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, and the Gross Motor Function Measure, Physical Therapy, 76 (5), S44, 1996.

Kolobe TH, Flegel J: Reliability of Therapists Ratings and Judgments of Change in Children with Motor Impairment and Disability, Physical Therapy, 76 (5), S94, 1996.

Kolobe THA, Palisano RJ: A comparison of the rate of motor development in  children with different types of motor impairment and disability. Physical Therapy 74(5), S145, 1994.

Kolobe THA, Palisano RJ: Concurrent and Construct Validity of the Gross Motor Function Measure. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 6(4), 1994.

Kolobe THA, Palisano RJ, Effgen SE, Serraydarian, L, Ellis, N, Barr,J: Responsiveness and Concurrent Validity of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale, Bayley Motor Scale, and Gross Motor Function Measure with infants with cerebral palsy and infants with motor delays. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 5(4), 191, 1993.

Kolobe THA, Campbell SK, Osten ET, Girolami GL, Lenke M.  Development of the test of infant motor performance. Pediatric Physical Therapy, (4), 199, 1992.

 

Awards

2017
 



2016


2015

JEANNE FISCHER DISTINGUISHED MENTORSHIP AWARD –Demonstrated sustained, altruistic mentorship beyond that expected. within regular employment – American Physical Therapy Association

Ann Taylor Chair of Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities

Honor: SIPPC patent selected among 13 innovative inventions for the 2015 Smithsonian Innovation Festival. Washington, DC.

2015

Patent Award – Self-Initiated Prone Progression Crawler. University of Oklahoma.

2015

World Confederation of Physical Therapy Outstanding Platform Presentation Award- Singapore.

2015 - 2020

Honor: Appointed to serve on Scientific Review Committee for National Institute of Health.

2014

Outstanding Faculty in Research/Scholarly Achievement Award – College of Allied Health.

2013

Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professorship (unusual distinction in teaching; research and creative/scholarly activity)

2012

The Anniversary Award – APTA Section on Pediatrics (for outstanding, visionary contributions in an area of pediatric physical therapy, including practice, research, mentoring, or leadership).

2012

Philip E. Smith Outstanding Senior Faculty Service Award, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

2010

Jill Pitman Jones Professor of Physical Therapy.

2010-2013

Honor: National Research Council Committee of the National Academy of Sciences on the External Evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

2010

Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

2010

College of Allied Health Outstanding Faculty in Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

2009

Honor: The 10th Susan Harryman Lectureship. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

2009-2015

Honor: Appointed to serve on Scientific Review Committee for NICHD/NIH.

2008

Alpha Eta Society - The National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions.

2005

Outstanding Faculty in Research/Scholarly Achievement Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

2005

Research Award. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics.

2004

Honor: The 5th Susan Harryman Lectureship. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD.

2003

Honor: The 16th Annual Maternal and Child Health Lectureship. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2000

Mercedes Mentor Award - Chicago Magazine, The Junior League of Chicago, and Mercedes Benz.

2000

SOMPT Physical Therapist of the Year - Support Organization for Minority Physical Therapists.

1999

Alumnus of the Year - Hahnemann University.

1996

Chattanooga Research Award (co-recipient) - American Physical Therapy Association.

1995

Presentation Award - Academy of American Physical Therapy.

1994

Patricia Miller Award (co-recipient) - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

1994

Dissertation Award - American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics

1989

Honor's Award - Graduate School, Hahnemann University.

1989

Who's Who Among Students In American Universities - Hahnemann University

1987-1990

United Nations Training Programs for Southern Africa Scholarship.

1981

Mary Clyde Singleton Art and Science Award - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1978-1981

Fullbright Scholarship.

 

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.

Self-Initiated Prone Progression Crawler – # 8,942,874 B2. United States Patent, 2015

 

Funding

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.

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Lab Director:
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Jill Pitman Jones Professor of Physical Therapy
Professor
Director of Research

Contact Information:
E-mail: Thubi Kolobe
(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47121

 

Participants Needed:

  • Infants ages 3 - 6 months of age
  • Intervention in the homes and laboratory
  • Duration: 8 - 16 weeks
  • Provide free infant assessments to determine eligibility and, if eligible, comprehensive assessments at the beginning and end of study


Contact Information:

  • Email: hkolobe@ouhsc.edu
  • Phone: (405) 271-2131 Ext. 47121


Funding:

  • National Institute of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Presbyterian Health Foundation
  • Foundation of Physical Therapy

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Major Focus of Research:

Robotic-infant movement learning and early mobility in infants at risk for development delays and disabilities


Examine movement learning strategies used by infants during the development of prone mobility


Determine whether infants as young as 4.5 months can engage in reinforcement learning using a robotic system (Self initiated Prone Locomotion Crawler or SIPPC)


Examine neuroplastic changes during acquisition of prone locomotion skill

 
Test the effects of reward-based vs. error-based movement learning in infants at risk for developmental delays or disabilites