CSM & APTA Pediatrics: Programming, Meetings, and the Pop-up Store!

APTA’s Virtual Combined Sections Meeting 2021 (www.apta.org/csm) continues through Feb 28; to see the APTA Pediatrics track, click on "search by section" on the CSM page. Check out the APTA Pediatrics swag at our CSM Pop-up Store (https://aptafeb21.itemorder.com/sale), featuring jackets, T-shirts, bags, and more - the store will remain open through Feb 28!

APTA Pediatrics has hosted a number of meetings via Zoom to allow non-CSM registrants to attend. The minutes for the Business Meeting will be posted on our website under About Us/About APTA Pediatrics under Governance. The final meetings will be tonight:

  • Feb 24 SIG Meetings (8:00-9:00 pm ET): Feb 24: Hospital-based, Academic & Clinical Education, School-based

Topic: CSM SIG Mtg
Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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US Dept of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

The US Department of Education is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year. Looking for more information from the Department of Education? Sign Up For Email Updates here.

Call for KT Lecture Award Submissions: Due 3/31

APTA Pediatrics hosts the Knowledge Translation (KT) Lecture at the APTA Combined Section Meetings triennially; the next KT Lecture will be at CSM 2022. The purpose of this lecture is to highlight the “DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP” between a pediatric physical therapist in clinical practice and a pediatric physical therapist in research, so this is a two-person presentation by both a pediatric clinician and pediatric researcher.

If a pediatric researcher is nominated and chosen by our KT Lecture Committee, he/she shall select a pediatric clinician as a co-speaker. If a pediatric clinician is nominated and chosen, he/she shall select a pediatric researcher. The award recipients shall be current APTA Pediatric members. Nominations should be sent to info@pediatricapta.org and must include the following information:

  1. Nominee name, email, and cell phone information
  2. The person turning in the nomination must include their name, email, and cell phone information
  3. Explain why this person is being nominated (include information on area of research, practice, and pertinent information on how they have used the process of knowledge translation in his/her work)
  4. Include a copy of the nominee’s current CV

Please submit your nomination by March 31!

COVID-19 General Resources

COVID-19 GENERAL RESOURCES

 

GENERAL

President APTA, Sharon Dunn address to membership

From National Health Law Program

You tube from APTA Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section

COVID corner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of PT: General COVID information & resources, incentive spirometry, aerosolized activity and more

Information on incidence and severity of COVID 19 in children in the United States

 

Advocating for human rights for individuals with disabilities during emergencies

Alerts for pediatric conditions potentially associated with COVID-19:

  1. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/han/alert/2020/covid-19-pediatric-multi-system-inflammatory-syndrome.pdf
  2. https://picsociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PICS-statement-re-novel-KD-C19-presentation-v2-27042020.pdf
  3. https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/coronavirus-impacting-kids-pediatricians-warn-of-possible-new-covid-19-related-illnesses-in-children.html
  4. https://www.phillyvoice.com/kawasaki-disease-symptoms-covid-19-complication-children-coronavirus/
  5. https://japantoday.com/category/national/rising-cases-of-kids-with-kawasaki-disease-possibly-linked-to-virus
  6. http://promedmail.org/post/20200430.7286479
  7. http://promedmail.org/post/20200427.7273105
  8. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/more-local-hospitals-report-children-with-possible-covid-19-health-consequences/2399514/

APTA recorded webinar on advocacy and COVID-19. Provides an overview of some of the provisions included in the CARES Act enacted by Congress, as well as APTA’s policy recommendations for the next COVID relief package currently being formulated by Congress. https://apta.adobeconnect.com/pq1iqr5gg4ta/

Listing of COVID 19 resources across all APTA academies and sections (May 6)

 

MEDICAID

 

3/30/2020 COVID-19 Changes to HCBS Using Appedix K: Approval Trends

3/19/2020 Overview on Using Medicaid to Respond to COVID-19

 

EDUCATION

Department of Education COVID 19 resources

Student Privacy Policy Office FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) March 2020

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for School Settings

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities: resources for students, educators and parents regarding the shift to online learning

 

HOSPITAL-BASED

You tube from APTA Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section

Alerts for pediatric conditions potentially associated with COVID-19:

  1. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/han/alert/2020/covid-19-pediatric-multi-system-inflammatory-syndrome.pdf
  2. https://picsociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PICS-statement-re-novel-KD-C19-presentation-v2-27042020.pdf
  3. https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/coronavirus-impacting-kids-pediatricians-warn-of-possible-new-covid-19-related-illnesses-in-children.html
  4. https://www.phillyvoice.com/kawasaki-disease-symptoms-covid-19-complication-children-coronavirus/
  5. https://japantoday.com/category/national/rising-cases-of-kids-with-kawasaki-disease-possibly-linked-to-virus
  6. http://promedmail.org/post/20200430.7286479
  7. http://promedmail.org/post/20200427.7273105
  8. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/more-local-hospitals-report-children-with-possible-covid-19-health-consequences/2399514/

APTA recorded live webinar on COVID and hospital in/out patient services