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Linda Kahn-D'Angelo

Linda Kahn-D'Angelo, Sc.D., PT Professor of Physical Therapy

Research Interest

Teaching Courses:  Pediatric Physical Therapy: Lecture and Laboratory, Neuroscience: Nuerophysiology and Neurology Lecture , Neuroscience: Laboratory, and Academic Advisor to DPT Students

Teaching Interests: Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Active and reflective learning, and Small Group Learning
Research Areas of Interest
Pediatrics, Special Care Nursery, Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Infant Positioning and Activity, Measuring Infant Activity, Supervised Tummy time

Community Service
Presented Lectures on PT in the Special Care Nursery to 4 Hospitals, Volunteer Cuddler and Cuddler Orienter for Special Care Nursery at Lawrence General Hospital, and Completed Training as Merrimack Valley Hospice Volunteer, Presentation of Sleep Disorders in Children to Early Intervention Program

Educational Background

BA in Psychology from Merrimack College, MA
MS in PT Texas Woman’s University
ScD in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University


Linda Kahn-D’Angelo Ph.D., completed her Doctoral degree at Boston University, Sargent College in the area of Pediatric Therapeutic Studies with a specialization in the early development of motor control.  Kahn-D’Angelo also studied neuroanatomy and neurophysiology courses at Dartmouth Medical School in the Physiology Department.  She recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Health and Diseases at UML.  She currently teaches  Pediatric Physical Therapy, Lecture and Laboratory and Neuroscience: Neurophysiology and Neurology and Neuroscience Lecture and Neuroscience Laboratory.  She has published numerous articles and has served as an abstractor and book reviewer for the APTA.  She has published several chapters on pediatric physical therapy including one on Physical Therapy in the Special Care Nursery in Campbell/Palisano’s Physical Therapy for Children.  Kahn-D’Angelo is a member of the Editorial Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, a peer-reviewed journal. Her clinical experience includes: In and Out Patient Hospital Clinics, Homecare VNAs, and Early Intervention Programs.