Special Interest Groups

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All Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy members are elegible to join one or more of our SIGs. Click here, it's as easy as 1-2-3.

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Pediatric Sports-Fitness SIG

This special interest group of APTA was formed in 1999 as a collaboration between the APPT and the Sports Section of APTA. The Pediatric Sports and Fitness Special Interest Group aims to be a nationally recognized forum and resource for education, training and research regarding optimal care delivery to pediatric and adolescent athletes.

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School-Based Physical Therapy SIG

The purpose of the School-Based Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (School SIG) shall be to provide opportunities for Academy members who work in school-based settings to confer, meet, and promote high standards of practice on behalf of students with disabilities and their families.

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Neonatology SIG

The purpose of the Neonatology SIG shall be to provide forums where Academy and Association members may confer, meet, and promote high standards of practice for Families and infants at high-risk for developmental disabilities in neonatal and Outpatient settings. Objectives for the Neonatology SIG may be viewed by clicking on "SIG Bylaws" at the top of this page.

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Academic and Clinical Educators SIG

The purpose of the ACE SIG is to create a forum where individuals with interest and expertise in academic and clinical education can interact, share, discuss, and disseminate information related to the ongoing improvement of professional pediatric physical therapy education.

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Adolescents & Adults With Developmental Disabilities SIG

The purpose of the AADD-SIG is to foster the development of education, research, and practice in physical therapy that focus on the improving service satisfaction, health...

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Hospital-based Pediatric SIG

The Hospital-Based SIG provides opportunities for networking and learning related to the practice of pediatric physical therapy in acute and intensive care, rehab, clinics, and outpatient services (hospital-based and free-standing). Our focus includes education and resources for diagnosis-specific patient management, including health promotion.

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SNP: Students and New Professionals

Aims to engage students and new professionals through outreach to increase membership and advocacy of the Pediatric Physical Therapy Profession starting early in our professional careers.

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Early Intervention SIG

The purpose of the EI-SIG is to provide forums where Join Our Facebook page!Academy and Association members who have a common interest in providing effective physical therapy services for children with disabilities in early intervention may confer, meet, share resources, and promote high standards of practice.

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