Academic and Clinical Education

Implementation of the Essential Core Competencies into Entry-level Pediatric Physical Therapy Education

Sunday, November 11
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Ballroom J - Convention Center

The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy held Education Summit II in 2016 resulting in three primary research priorities for pediatric physical therapy education. In this session, attendees will learn about one of the three collaborative research projects. The aim of the project was to examine the uptake of the Pediatric Essential Core Competencies (ECC’s) among entry-level physical therapist education programs. The speakers will share information about whether the ECC’s are meeting their intended purpose of providing guidance to faculty in entry-level physical therapist education programs on the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities for pediatric physical therapy practice. The research team will present the results of a survey examining the level of awareness and use of the ECC’s among faculty who teach entry-level pediatric physical therapy. Attendees will also learn about and discuss facilitators and barriers to the implementation of the ECC’s. Finally, the presenters will share potential next steps and suggestions for applying the results of this study in future initiatives that promote optimal teaching and learning in entry-level pediatric physical therapist education.


 

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Priscilla Weaver, PT, PhD, DPT, PCS

Program Director and Associate Professor
St. Ambrose University

Priscilla Weaver, PT, PhD, DPT, PCS is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the physical therapy program at St. Ambrose University. Dr. Weaver has served children and their families as a physical therapist for over a decade. She is an ABPTS Pediatric Clinical Specialist and the Vice-Chair of the APTA, APPT, EI Special Interest Group.

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Tricia Catalino, PT, DSc, PCS

Associate Professor & Assistant Director
Touro University Nevada

Tricia Catalino, PT, DSc, PCS is Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the School of Physical Therapy at Touro University Nevada. During her 20 plus years of practice, Dr. Catalino has served children with disabilities and their families in the early intervention (EI) setting. She is an ABPTS pediatric clinical specialist, Co-Chair of APPTAC and the Chair of the APTA, APPT, EI Special Interest Group. Dr. Catalino is a member of both the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices Commission and the DEC Executive Board. She is the physical therapy coordinator for Nevada LEND.

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Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc

Professor and Assistant DPT Program Director
University of Indianapolis

Dr. Martin received a BA in Athletic Training from Purdue University in 1987, her MS in Physical Therapy from University of Indianapolis in 1990, and Doctor of Health Science from University of Indianapolis in 2003. She is currently Professor and Assistant DPT Program Director at University of Indianapolis. Her clinical background includes early intervention and pediatric acute care. Dr. Martin teaches the pediatric DPT content at the University of Indianapolis, and her research efforts have focused on orthoses and children with hypotonia. Dr. Martin is currently Chair of the Education Committee and member of the APPT Movement System Task Force.

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Robin L. Dole, PT, DPT, EdD

Dean, School of Human Service Professions
Widener University

Robin L. Dole, PT, DPT, EdD is Professor and Interim Dean, School of Human Service Professions at Widener University. She is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, past chair of the Pediatric Specialty Council and provides consultation in early intervention and school-based services. She is co-author of Peds Rehab Notes and publications in PTJ and Pediatric PT. Dr. Dole received a BS in PT from Ithaca College, an MS in PT with pediatric fellowship from University of Indianapolis, an EdD in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University, and a post-professional DPT from MGH Institute of Health Professions.


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