A PPT Journal course – in Partnership with The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
This article, published in the January 2018 PPT journal, analyzes the impact of a modified ride-on car for 3 young children with
significant motor disabilities on their self-directed mobility, visual attention, and perceived enjoyment while gathering info about
the relationship of the location of driving experiences, training time, and other characteristics of ride-on car use.
Meet our Authors
Samuel W. Logan, PhD Dr. Logan joined the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in 2014.
He completed a two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship within the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio under the direction of Dr. Cole
Galloway at the University of Delaware. His research agenda focuses on the self-directed mobility in the overall development of
children who experience delays in mobility.
Karen Gage Bensley, PT, DPT, MS is a pediatric clinician, APPT board certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy
(since 1994). She has provided pediatric services in private practice, early intervention, acute and outpatient settings (current),
state neuromotor clinics, and school systems. She is core faculty on the NH-ME LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment Disabilities)
grant, and has been adjunct faculty for the pediatric content courses at the entry-level DPT program at the University of New England.
She currently is part of a pediatric rehab team in a community hospital in addition to her teaching & leadership activities. Dr. Bensley
is active in state & regional APTA activities, currently serving as APPT Region IV Director.