Barbara Ann Sargent, PhD, PT, PCS

Title(s)Associate Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
AddressCHP 155
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9006
Phone+1 323 442 2900
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    Dr. Sargent is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California. Her research focuses on motor development, motor learning, and the rehabilitation of infants and children with movement dysfunction. Dr. Sargent is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS). She teaches lifespan content throughout the curriculum, including human development and lifespan considerations for patient/client management.

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    1. Baby Observational Selective Control AppRaisal (BabyOSCAR): Convergent and discriminant validity and reliability in infants with and without spastic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2024 Apr 15. Sukal-Moulton T, Barbosa VM, Sargent B, Boswell L, de Regnier RA, Bos AF, Peyton C. PMID: 38616771.
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    2. Effect of Exercise and Motor Interventions on Physical Activity and Motor Outcomes of Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Dev Neurorehabil. 2023 Aug-Oct; 26(6-7):389-412. Januszyk D, Schafer E, Thompson HJ, Sargent B. PMID: 38183292; PMCID: PMC10783540.
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    3. Early Mobility and Crawling: Beliefs and Practices of Pediatric Physical Therapists in the United States. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2024 Jan 01; 36(1):9-17. Kretch KS, Dusing SC, Harbourne RT, Hsu LY, Sargent BA, Willett SL. PMID: 38127897; PMCID: PMC10873088.
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    4. Commentary on "The Head Control Scale: Responsiveness and Concurrent Validity With the Alberta Infant Motor Scale". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2023 10 01; 35(4):485. Sargent B, Chang TY, Staudt L. PMID: 37747986.
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    5. Embedding Play to Enrich Physical Therapy. Behav Sci (Basel). 2023 May 24; 13(6). Fiss AL, Håkstad RB, Looper J, Pereira SA, Sargent B, Silveira J, Willett S, Dusing SC. PMID: 37366692; PMCID: PMC10295001.
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    6. Informing the Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis Clinical Practice Guideline: A Systematic Review. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2023 04 01; 35(2):190-200. Castilla A, Gonzalez M, Kysh L, Sargent B. PMID: 36637442.
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    7. Effect of a NICU to Home Physical Therapy Intervention on White Matter Trajectories, Motor Skills, and Problem-Solving Skills of Infants Born Very Preterm: A Case Series. J Pers Med. 2022 Dec 07; 12(12). Butera CD, Rhee C, Kelly CE, Dhollander T, Thompson DK, Wisnowski J, Molinini RM, Sargent B, Lepore N, Vorona G, Bessom D, Shall MS, Burnsed J, Stevenson RD, Brown S, Harper A, Hendricks-Muñoz KD, Dusing SC. PMID: 36556244; PMCID: PMC9784100.
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    8. Correlation between performance and quantity/variability of leg exploration in a contingency learning task during infancy. Infant Behav Dev. 2022 Nov 15; 70:101788. Deng W, Sargent B, Havens K, Vanderbilt D, Rosales M, Pulido JC, Mataric MJ, Smith BA. PMID: 36399847.
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    9. Infants born preterm demonstrate reduced task-specific exploration during the scaffolded kick-activated mobile task. J Mot Learn Dev. 2022 Dec; 10(3):429-448. Kim JA, Park S, Fetters L, Eckel SP, Kubo M, Sargent B. PMID: 37781091; PMCID: PMC10538249.
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    10. "Learn the Signs. Act Early.": Updates and Implications for Physical Therapists. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2022 10 01; 34(4):440-448. Kretch KS, Willett SL, Hsu LY, Sargent BA, Harbourne RT, Dusing SC. PMID: 35876833; PMCID: PMC10544762.
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    11. The SIT-PT Trial Protocol: A Dose-Matched Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing 2 Physical Therapist Interventions for Infants and Toddlers With Cerebral Palsy. Phys Ther. 2022 07 04; 102(7). Dusing SC, Harbourne RT, Hsu LY, Koziol NA, Kretch K, Sargent B, Jensen-Willett S, McCoy SW, Vanderbilt DL. PMID: 35421222; PMCID: PMC9291380.
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    12. Effect of Motor Intervention for Infants and Toddlers With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2022 07 01; 34(3):297-307. Baker A, Niles N, Kysh L, Sargent B. PMID: 35671383; PMCID: PMC9574888.
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    13. Research Summit V: Optimizing Transitions From Infancy to Early Adulthood in Children With Neuromotor Conditions. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2022 07 01; 34(3):411-417. Sargent B, Harbourne R, Moreau NG, Sukal-Moulton T, Tovin M, Cameron JL, Stevenson RD, Novak I, Heathcock J, Participants From RSV. PMID: 35653258; PMCID: PMC9250600.
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    14. Motivating Selective Motor Control of Infants at High Risk of Cerebral Palsy Using an In-Home Kicking-Activated Mobile Task: A Pilot Study. Phys Ther. 2022 Feb 01; 102(2). Sargent B, Havens KL, Kubo M, Wisnowski JL, Wu TW, Fetters L. PMID: 34935956; PMCID: PMC8869361.
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    15. Quantifying Infant Exploratory Learning. J Mot Learn Dev. 2022 Apr; 10(1):167-183. Kim JA, Park S, Fetters L, Eckel SP, Kubo M, Sargent B. PMID: 37275279; PMCID: PMC10237591.
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    16. Infants born preterm and infants born full-term generate more selective leg joint movement during the scaffolded mobile task. Infancy. 2021 09; 26(5):756-769. Kim JA, Fetters L, Kubo M, Havens KL, Eckel SP, Sargent B. PMID: 34288368; PMCID: PMC8349863.
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    17. Commentary on "Parent-Reported PEDI-CAT Mobility and Gross Motor Function in Infants With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 07 01; 33(3):162. Sargent B, Staudt L, Garg L. PMID: 34151892.
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    18. Infants born full term and preterm increase the height of anti-gravity leg movements during a kick-activated mobile task using a scaffolded task environment. Infancy. 2021 01; 26(1):168-183. Kim JA, Fetters L, Kubo M, Eckel SP, Sargent B. PMID: 33300247; PMCID: PMC8310369.
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    19. In-Home Kicking-Activated Mobile Task to Motivate Selective Motor Control of Infants at High Risk of Cerebral Palsy: A Feasibility Study. Phys Ther. 2020 12 07; 100(12):2217-2226. Sargent B, Havens KL, Wisnowski JL, Wu TW, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 32936921; PMCID: PMC7720641.
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    20. The effect of exercise and motor interventions on physical activity and motor outcomes during and after medical intervention for children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A systematic review. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2020 Aug; 152:103004. Coombs A, Schilperoort H, Sargent B. PMID: 32580035; PMCID: PMC8359930.
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    21. The effect of motor and physical activity intervention on motor outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Autism. 2020 04; 24(3):544-568. Ruggeri A, Dancel A, Johnson R, Sargent B. PMID: 31782658.
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    22. Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Clinical Practice. Pediatrics. 2019 08; 144(2). Sargent B, Kaplan SL, Coulter C, Baker C. PMID: 31350358; PMCID: PMC6855899.
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    23. Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A 2018 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2018 10; 30(4):240-290. Kaplan SL, Coulter C, Sargent B. PMID: 30277962; PMCID: PMC8568067.
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    24. Informing the Update to the Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2018 07; 30(3):164-175. Heidenreich E, Johnson R, Sargent B. PMID: 29924060; PMCID: PMC8317609.
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    25. Infant intralimb coordination and torque production: Influence of prematurity. Infant Behav Dev. 2017 11; 49:129-140. Sargent B, Reimann H, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 28889073.
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    26. Infant Discovery Learning and Lower Extremity Coordination: Influence of Prematurity. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2018 05; 38(2):210-225. Sargent B, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 28885092.
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    27. Using Contingent Reinforcement to Augment Muscle Activation After Perinatal Brachial Plexus Injury: A Pilot Study. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Oct 20; 37(5):555-565. Duff SV, Sargent B, Kutch JJ, Berggren J, Leiby BE, Fetters L. PMID: 28426263.
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    28. Exercise capacity following pediatric heart transplantation: A systematic review. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Aug; 21(5). Peterson S, Su JA, Szmuszkovicz JR, Johnson R, Sargent B. PMID: 28419703.
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    29. Cross-cultural validity of standardized motor development screening and assessment tools: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Dec; 58(12):1213-1222. Mendonça B, Sargent B, Fetters L. PMID: 27699768.
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    30. Commentary on "Changes in Motor Development During a 4-Year Follow-up on Children With Univentricular Heart Defects". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016; 28(4):452. Peterson SE, Bennett AK, Sargent B. PMID: 27661240.
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    31. Commentary on "Ankle Movements During Supine Kicking in Infants Born Preterm". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016; 28(3):303. Kim J, Sargent B. PMID: 27341578.
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    32. Development of infant leg coordination: Exploiting passive torques. Infant Behav Dev. 2015 Aug; 40:108-21. Sargent B, Scholz J, Reimann H, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 26117493.
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    33. Quantifying Learning in Young Infants: Tracking Leg Actions During a Discovery-learning Task. J Vis Exp. 2015 Jun 01; (100):e52841. Sargent B, Reimann H, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 26066904; PMCID: PMC4544992.
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    34. Commentary on "Behavior During Tethered Kicking in Infants With Periventricular Brain Injury". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015; 27(4):413. Sargent B, Huang C. PMID: 26397088.
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    35. Commentary on "Short-term intensive neurodevelopmental treatment program experiences of parents and their children with disabilities". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015; 27(1):71. Flagg JL, Flagg P, Beeler L, Sargent B. PMID: 25521267.
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    36. Infant exploratory learning: influence on leg joint coordination. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e91500. Sargent B, Schweighofer N, Kubo M, Fetters L. PMID: 24626202; PMCID: PMC3953400.
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    37. Commentary on "measuring advanced motor skills in children with cerebral palsy: further development of the challenge module". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014; 26(2):213. Sargent B, Fetters L. PMID: 24675121.
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    38. Commentary on "The effect of torsional shoe flexibility on gait and stability in children learning to walk". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014; 26(4):417. Sargent B, Miller M. PMID: 25251797.
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    39. Commentary on "Motor development of infants with univentricular heart at the ages of 16 and 52 weeks". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013; 25(4):451. Sargent B, Augustine L. PMID: 23995668.
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    40. Clinical bottom line. Prediction of motor and functional outcomes in infants born preterm assessed at term. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2009; 21(1):11. Sargent B. PMID: 19214071.
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