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.
Academic & Clinical Educators SIG News
APPT Proposed Bylaw Revisions
Elections are Open!
Elections for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) are held each fall for those whose 3-year terms are coming to an end. Board members may be elected to one or two 3-year terms. PT and PTA members of APPT (who are members as of the date that materials are submitted for the election) may vote; members without e-mail addresses on file with APTA will be mailed a paper ballot. Online voting will close November 15, 2018. Ensue that your voice is heard by voting for the candidate of your choice!
Online voting will be available from September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 AM until November 15, 2018 @ 11:59 PM.
Future of Physical Therapy - Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Background: In 1988, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (then the Section on Pediatrics) made a motion to create a peer-reviewed journal. Academy leaders approached publisher Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) with a proposal to jointly form a journal, with the Academy providing editorial expertise and a subscription base and WK taking the financial risk and handling the production. In return, WK owned the title Pediatric Physical Therapy and had full copyright on all published content. During contract renegotiations in 2002, the Academy requested and was granted co-ownership of copyright for journal articles.
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New Educator Toolkit
This document is intended to provide resources and general information for potential or new faculty members responsible for pediatric content in a physical therapy program.
Essential Competencies in Entry-Level Pediatric Physical Therapy Education
EBP Pediatric PT Education Resources
- 2017-2018 3 part SPECIAL SERIES in JOPTE: Pediatric Physical Therapy Education Research
- Guest Editors: Dr. Mary Jane Rapport and Dr. Jennifer Furze
Schreiber J, Moerchen V, Rapport MJ, Martin K, Furze J, Lundeen H, Pelletier E. Experiential learning with children: An essential component of professional physical therapy education. Pediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:356–367.
Kenyon, LK, Birkmeier M, Anderson, DK, Martin, K. Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Education: Application of the Essential Competencies. Pediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:178-86.
Furze J, Kenyon LK, Jensen GM. Connecting classroom, clinic, and context:clinical reasoning strategies for clinical instructors and academic faculty. Pediatr Phys Ther 2015;27:368-75.
APPT Facts Sheets
AAMC Academic Medicine: Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication