Academic and Clinical Education

Blended Pediatric Physical Therapist Education: Designing Innovative Online and Immersive Face-to-face Teaching and Learning Experience

Friday, November 9
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Convention Center

Rising student debt, faculty shortages, concern about the sustainability of current clinical education models, and increased demand for residency training have driven interest in innovative physical therapist education models. In this session, we will discuss new models of entry-level physical therapist education that aim to meet these challenges, including blended teaching and learning that incorporate both online and face-to-face experiences, a shortened DPT curriculum, immersive lab experiences, and clinical education models that provide a pathway to residency. This session will explore how pediatric physical therapist education, with its unique features and challenges, may be situated within these new curricular models. Participants will learn how a team of physical therapy academic faculty and clinical specialists are delivering pediatric physical therapist education in an accelerated, blended model. Presenters will share approaches for delivering pediatric content online using synchronous and asynchronous platforms, activities to promote student engagement in a virtual environment, strategies for teaching immersive pediatric labs, and methods for assessing experiential learning. Participants will uncover opportunities for leveraging technology to improve learning for students in traditional and blended models, and will share challenges associated with implementing innovative physical therapist education models in their institutions.


 

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Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Baylor University

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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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