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Dr. Alyssa LaForme Fiss

International Collaborator

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International Collaborators


Alyssa LaForme Fiss, PT, PhD, PCS ( is currently board certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist. She is an Assistant Professor at Mercer University, where she teaches courses in research and evidence based practice, pediatric physical therapy, and assists with coordinating pediatric service learning projects. She completed her bachelor and master degrees in Physical Therapy at the Ohio State University. She continued on to complete her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kentucky in 2007, where she was an instructor for the pediatric physical therapy course. Her doctoral research focused on frequency and intensity models of early intervention and the use of group intervention in pediatric physical therapy. Dr. Fiss also works for a private practice providing services for children with disabilities birth to 21 years of age. 

Areas of Focus

Development of children with cerebral palsy, Service Delivery Models, Participation


Family Life - Move & Play Study

This report focuses on what parents told us about their families at the 2nd session (a telephone interview). We asked about many different things, for example: family activities, the supports that families have in caring for their children, and the home environment.

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Move & Play Executive Summary

The purpose of the Move & PLAY study was to gain a better understanding of the child, family, and service delivery factors that support the development of movement abilities and participation in self-care, recreation, and play of preschool children with cerebral palsy (CP).

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