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College Administration

Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chairman
  • Program Director, Doctor of Science Program
  • Director, Developmental Disabilities/School-Based Therapy

Oklahoma City Campus, AHB 3092

(405) 271-2131, ext. 47131

Lynn-Jeffries@ouhsc.edu


Education:

  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, 2012
  • Ph.D., Allied Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Leadership, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2003
  • M.S.  Pediatric Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1994
  • B.S.  Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1987


Societies and Organizations:


Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member, APTA Oklahoma
  • Member, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Association
  • Member, International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pediatrics
  • International Collaborator, CanChild Research Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Teaching:

  • AHS 5153: Foundations of Evidence-based Practice – Course Director
  • PHTH 8112: Fundamentals of Physical Therapy  - Course Director
  • PTHT/PHTH 8192: Introduction to Assistive Technology – Lab Instructor
  • PHTH 8154: Neuro Rehabilitation for Children – Co Course Coordinator
  • PHTH 9152: Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy II  – group facilitator 
  • PHTH 9253: Case Defense – group facilitator


Research Interests:

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • Outcomes of children with cerebral palsy
  • School based physical therapy services 
  • Clinical Education


Funding:

  • Jeffries, L.M. (PI), $44,877, Exploring Knowledge Translation in School Based Physical Therapy. OCAST Funded, July 2017-June 2018.
  • McCoy, S, (PI). Bartlett, D., Chiarello, L., Palisano, R., Jeffries, L.M., LaForme Fiss, A.,(Co-PIs) $1,906,955 (total) $139,050 (Oklahoma, portion) . Developmental Trajectories of Impairments, Health, and Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Funded by PCORI, May 2013-April 2016
  • Bartlett, D., McCoy, S., Chiarello, L. Palisano, R, Jeffries, L. M., LaForme Fiss, A, Gorter JW, Hanna S.  (Co-PIs) $1,00,439. Developmental Trajectories of Impairments, Associated Health Conditions, and Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 2012 – March 2017
  • Effgen S, (PI)  McCoy S, Chiarello L, Jeffries L. (Co-PIs) $851,820. Relationship of Student Outcomes of School-Based Physical Therapy Services. Funded by Institute for Education Sciences. July 2011-June 2014.
  • Johnston, J, (PI) Jeffries, L. M. (CO-PI) $12,000, Oklahoma Farming Families: Disability Status and Impact. Funded by Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education Center. February 2011-August 2011
  • Jeffries, L. M., (PI) Nemmers, T., Anderson, Q. $890.00. Community Fall Prevention Program. Funded by the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Foundation. Spring 2011
  • Bartlett, D. (PI), Chiarello, L. Westcott McCoy, S., Jeffries, L. M., LaForme Fiss, A. $39,220, Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Knowledge Translation Supplement.  “Collaborating with Parents and Therapists to Develop Dissemination Products:  The Move & PLAY study."  May 2010 to April 2011.
  • Johnson, J., Jaco, L., Jorge, M., Jeffries, L. M.; $750.000, Funded by the USDA AgrAbility – Oklahoma AgrAbility Project, April 2010-2014 PI, $25,496, Funded by the Presbyterian Health Foundation, Title: Pediatric physicaltherapy for young children with cerebral palsy: Current interventions and suggestions about effectiveness for gross motor and self-care activity. 2008-2009 (one year no cost extension).
  • Bartlett, D. (PI), Chiarello, L., McCoy, S., and Palisano, R., (Co-PI), Jeffries, L, M. (Oklahoma Regional Coordinator). $925,315 Canadian Dollars, Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Title: Understanding Determinants in Basic Motor Abilities, Self-Care, and Play in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy. 2007-2010 (one year no cost extension).


Select Publications:

*Mentor role/Senior Author
** Award winner

  • *Caldwell, M., Effgen S., Villansante Tezanos, A., Sylvester, L, Jeffries, L.M. (2022) Regional differences in  school-based physical therapy practice for students who made progress on two outcome measures. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 34(1): 46-54 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000844. Impact Factor 1.196
  • *Wynarczuk, K. D., Chiarello, L.A., Jones, K., & Jeffries, L. M. Therapists’ perceptions of participating in a large research study: Benefits, challenges, and impact on practice. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Accepted for publication 11.25.2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/01942638.2021.2013388
  • Wiley, M., Effgen, S. K., Jeffries, L. M., Chiarello, L. A. Regional differences in school-based physical therapy: Examination of therapist and student characteristics, service delivery, activities, interventions, and outcomes. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Accepted for publication. 7.13.2021 https://doi.org/10.1080/01942638.2021.1957069
  • Veirs, K.P., Baldwin, J.D., Fagg, A., Haleem, A.M., Jeffries, L, Randall, K, Sisson, S., Dionne, C.P. (2021) Survey of Ballet Dance Instructors and Female Dancers Concerning Perception of Dance-Related Pain and Injury. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 33(4):226-233. 
  • *Fragala-Pinkham, M. A., Ball, A. L., Jeffries, L. M. (2021) Efficacy of lower extremity cycling interventions for youth with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 41(4):410-428. Impact Factor: 1.487. doi:10.1080/01942638.2020.1862384.
  • Veirs, K. P., Baldwin, J. D., Rippetoe, J., Fagg, A., Haleem, A., Jeffries, L., Dionne, C. P. (2020). Multi-Segment Assessment of Ankle and Foot Kinematics during Relev√© Barefoot and En Pointe. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, 32(3), 167-175. Impact Factor: 3.839
  • **Clevenger, V. D., Jeffries, L. M., Effgen, S. K., Chen, S., & Arnold, S. H. (2020). School-based physical therapy services: A model to predict the gap between ideal and actual embedded services. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 32(2), 98-105. Impact Factor 1.196. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000683.
  • Jeffries, L. M., Fiss, A. L., McCoy, S. W., & Avery, L. (2020). Longitudinal change in common impairments in children with cerebral palsy from age 1.5 to 11 years. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 32(1), 45-50. Impact Factor 1.196. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000632.
  • Chiarello, L. A., Effgen, S., Jeffries, L. M., McCoy, S. W., & Villasante Tezanos, A. G. (2020). Relationship of school-based physical therapy services to student goal achievement. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 32(1), 26-33. Impact Factor 1.196. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000662.
  • McCoy, S. W., Palisano, R., Avery, L., Jeffries, L. M., Chiarello, L. A., & Hanna, S. (2020). Physical, occupational, and speech therapy for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 62(1), 140-146. doi:10.1111/dmcn.14325. Impact Factor 4.406.
  • Stauter, D.W., Prehn, J., Peters, M., Jeffries, L. M., Sylvester, L., Wang, H., & Dionne, D. (2019). Assistive technology for literacy in students with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Special Education Technology, 34(4), 284-292. doi: 10.1177/0162643419868259.
  • **Fiss, A., Jeffries, L. M., Yocum, A., McCoy, S.W. (2019). Validity of the Early Activity Scale for Endurance and the Six-Minute Walk Test. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31(2), 156-163. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000577. Impact Factor 0.897.
  • Jeffries, L. M., Fiss A.L., McCoy, S.W., Bartlett, D., Avery, L., Hanna, S., On Track Study Team. (2019). Developmental trajectories and reference percentiles for range of motion, endurance, and muscle strength of children with cerebral palsy. Physical Therapy, 99, 329-338. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy160.  Impact Factor 2.587.
  • *Neal, G. E., Effgen, S., Arnold, S., Baldwin, J., & Jeffries, L. M. (2019). Description of school-based physical therapy services and outcomes for students with Down syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(10), 4019-4029. doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04109-7. Impact Factor 3.476.
  • Fiss, A., Jeffries, L. M., Bjornson, K., Avery, L., Hanna, S., McCoy, S.W. (2019). Developmental trajectories and reference percentiles for the 6-minute walk test for children with cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31, 51-59. Impact Factor 0.897.
  • Jeffries, L.M., McCoy, S. W., Effgen, S. K., Chiarello, L. A., & Villasante Tezanos, A. G. (2019). Description of the services, activities and interventions within school-based physical therapy practice across the United States. Physical Therapy, 99, 98-108. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy12
  • *James, D., Plaff, J., Jeffries, L.M. (2018). Modified ride-on cares as early mobility for children with mobility limitations: A scoping review. Submitted to Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Early Online: December 28, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2018.1547808
  • *Fancher, L., Priestley-Hopkins, D.A., Jeffries, L.M.  Pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade handwriting acquisition and intervention: A systematic review. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, Early online: October 19, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2018.1534634
  • Fiss, A., Jeffries, L.M., Yocum, A., McCoy, S.W. Validity of the 4-item Early Activity Scales for Endurance and the Six-Minute Walk Test. Pediatric Physical Therapy, Accepted September 2018, in press.
  • Bartlett, D, Gorter, J.W., Jeffries, L.M., Avery, L, Hanna, S. (2018). Longitudinal trajectories and reference percentiles for the impact of associated health conditions for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, early online: https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14080
  • Fiss, A., Jeffries, L.M., Bjornson, K., Avery, L., Hanna, S., McCoy, S.W. (2019). Developmental trajectories and reference percentiles for the 6-minute walk test for children with cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31, 51-59.
  • Jeffries, L.M., Fiss A.L., McCoy, S.W., Bartlett, D., Avery, L., Hanna, S. Developmental trajectories and reference percentiles for range of motion, endurance, and muscle strength of children with cerebral palsy. Physical Therapy, Early Online: January 2, 2019, DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzy160
  • Chiarello, L., Bartlett, D., McCoy, S., Palisano, R., Jeffries, L.M., Fiss, A., & Wilk, P. (2018) Determinants of playfulness in young children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Early online: DOI: 10.1080/17518423.2018.1471623.
  • McCoy SW, Bartlett D, Smersh M, Galuppi B, Hanna S, Collaboration Group: On Track Study Team. (2018). Monitoring development of children with cerebral palsy: the On Track study. Protocol of a longitudinal study of development and services. Available at: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/294-monitoring-development-of-children-with-cerebralpalsy the-on-track-study-protocol-of-a-longitudinal-study-of-development-and-services. Accessed March 21, 2018.
  • McCoy, S. W., Effgen, S. K., Chiarello, L. A., Jeffries, L. M., & Tezanos, A. G. V. (2018). Relationship of school-based physical therapy services to student outcomes on the School Function Assessment. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. In press. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13748

Book Chapters

  • Jeffries, L .M. & Fiss A. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF): Focusing on the Environment. In T. Catalino & L. E. Meyer (Eds.), Environment: Promoting meaningful access, participation, and inclusion (DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 2) (pp.19-32). Division of Early Childhood, Washington, DC, 2016.   ADD
  • Jeffries, L. M.  Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). In I. R. McEwen (Ed.). Providing Physical Therapy Services: Under Parts B & C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. (pp.67-75). American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, VA, 2009.
  • Kolobe, H., Jeffries, L. M., & Smith, J. The natural environment.  In I. R. McEwen (Ed.). Providing Physical Therapy Services: Under Parts B & C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. (pp. 99-106). American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, VA, 2009.


Service:

  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association – Bylaw Chairperson 
  • Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy – Vice President – Practice Committee, Early Intervention SIG
  • Child Health Advisory Task Force, Oklahoma Health Care AuthorityAcademic and Clinical Educators SIG