Ep. 77 - The Keys to Effective Cotreatment with Other Disciplines - Petora Manetto-Spratt

March 14, 2023

Cotreating is essential for every SLP to learn to do effectively. That’s why we brought Petora Manetto-Spratt, PT, DPT, on the podcast to discuss her more than 40 years of experience on this topic. We discuss multi-disciplinary vs trans-disciplinary, building effective relationships, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:03) Petora’s Professional Journey
  • (6:00) Jennifer & Petora Working Together on the NICU Team
  • (9:16) Multi-Disciplinary vs Trans-Disciplinary
  • (18:42) Philosophy on Working with Other Disciplines Before Using Trans-Disciplinary Model
  • (20:33) How to Build an Effective Cotreating Relationship with Other Disciplines
  • (23:00) How to Confront Other Disciplines
  • (29:45) Why It’s Important to Learn From Other Disciplines
  • (36:33) Biggest Changes in Cotreating

    Petora Manetto-Spratt, PT, DPT, ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, IMH-E®-Infant Family Specialist is a licensed physical therapist and American Board of  Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy.  She also has her Infant Mental Health Endorsement- IMH-E (II). She owns Precious Steps Pediatric Therapy in the Denver Metro area and has practiced for over 40 years.

  • She has specialized in early intervention (EI) for the past 25 years, working on various trans-disciplinary teams specializing in premature and medically fragile infants discharged from the NICU. Her work history includes the NICU setting, pediatric acute care, outpatient pediatrics, infant and preschool programs, and home health.  She is trained in the BABIES/ PreSTEPS model and is also a trainer in this model.  She has presented extensively on the subject including at the APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference (SoPAC) 2016, the Colorado APTA Fall Symposium, 2017, and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC), 2017 and 2020.

  • Petora co-authored Incorporating Infant Mental Health into Early Intervention for Infants and Families Discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NAINR Dec. 2016. Petora earned her Doctor of Physical therapy in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and her post-baccalaureate certificate in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital.

    Website: wonderbabies.org

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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