uml-physical-therapy
Linda Kahn D'angelo is a Professor of Physical Therapy at UMass Lowell.
Linda Kahn-DangeloProfessor of Physical Therapy
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Physical Therapy
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4411
  • Email

Research Interests

Pediatrics Special Care Nursery Early Intervention Infant Positioning, Activity, Obesity, and Plagiocephaly Therapeutic Horseback Riding Measuring infant activity Supervised Tummy Time

Education

  • Other: Therapeutic Studies, (1986), Boston University - Boston, MA
  • MS: Physical Therapy, (1975), Texas Woman's University - Texas
  • BA: Psychology, (1970), Merrimack College - Merrimack

Biography

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.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Departmental Teaching Award (2003), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
  • Dean's College Professional Development Award (1985), Service, Professional - ------

Selected Publications

  • Koren, A., Reece, S.M., Kahn-Dangelo, L., Medeiros, D. (2010) "Parental Information and Behaviors and Provider Practices Related to Tummy Time and Back to Sleep," Journal of Pediatric Health Care 24:4 pp. 222-230
  • Murphy, D.A., Kahn-D’Angelo, L., Gleason, J. (2008) "The effect of hippotherapy on functional outcomes for children with disabilities: a pilot study," Pediatric Physical Therapy 20:3 pp. 264-270
  • Abelow, C.S., Hachem, C., Kouripines, E., Wall-Lazaris, J., Kahn-D’Angelo, L. (1998) "The effects of sedative music on heart rate and perceived mood of fifth grade children during developmental tasks," 1998
  • Kahn-Dangelo, L., Palisano, R.J. (1990) "Comparison of motor development in small for gestational age term and normal birthweight infants at 27 to 29 months of age," Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 10:3 pp. 19-31
  • Kahn-D’Angelo, L., Palisano, R.J. (1990) "Comparison of motor development in small for gestational age term and normal birthweight infants at 27 to 29 months of age," Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 10:3 pp. 19-31
  • Kahn-D’Angelo, L. (1990) "Serious Head Injury During the First Year of Life," Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 9:4 pp. 49
  • Kahn-D’Angelo, L. (1989) "The reciprocation-gait orthosis for children with myelodysplasia," Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 9:2 pp. 107-117
  • Kahn-D’Angelo, L. (1988) "Habituation of the flexion reflex in small for gestational age, term (SGAT) infants and normal birthweight infants," Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 8:2 pp. 25-42
  • Kahn-Dangelo, L. (1987) "Infant habituation: A review of the literature," Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 7:1 pp. 41-55
  • Kahn-Dangelo, L. (1987) "Is the small for gestational age, term infant at risk for developmental delay?," Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 7:3 pp. 69-73

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Development and Pilot Testing of Supervised Tummy Time Educational-DVD for Parents of Young Infants (), Grant - Eta Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Labor Shortage Initiative Grant to increase the enrollment of minorities in graduate physical therapy program (), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Medical Security
  • Public Service Grant: Development and Pilot Testing of Supervised Tummy Time (STTEP). (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • SHE Creativity Grant Funding for statistical support to help analyze the data collected about infant positioning, infant weight, family health behaviors and the possible association with infant obesity (2009), Grant - School of Health and Environment Creativity fund award.
  • Faculty and Student Research Grant for Advanced MS student project on efficacy of Therapeutic Riding (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Faculty Development Grant to support training as a Developmental Therapist in the Special Care Nursery (1997), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Training in Pediatrics (1991), Grant - AHEC Special Initiative with Greater Lawrence VNA
  • Conference on the Management of Developmentally Delayed Infants and Children with AIDS, Cytomegalovirus and Hepatitis B for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists (1990), Grant - New England AIDS Education and Training Grant
  • Seed Grant: Comparison of Gross and Fine Motor Skills of Small for Gestational Age-Term Infants with Normal Birthweight Infants at Three Years of Age (1987), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Student Research Grant: Habituation of Motor Reflexes in Infants (1983), Grant - Foundation for Physical Therapy
  • An Exploratory Study on Parental Behavior Related to Infant Positioning, Activity, and Subsequent Growth Patterns (2006), Grant - School of Health and Environment Seed Grant
  • Physical Therapy Student Clinical Experiences in an Early Intervention Program (1988), Grant - Area Health Education Center Special Initiative Grant
  • Maternal and Child Health Traineeship Grant Award (1982), Grant - National Institute of Health