Pediatric SIG

The PPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together any member of the Pennsylvania Chapter (PTs and PTAs) in good standing who share an interest in the evidence-based care of the pediatric population.

Benefits of membership include peer-to-peer networking, providing a forum for education in Pediatric practice, and to identify and promote utilization of standards of competency for practice, research, and education in Pediatric practice.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership to the PPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group is free. 

Opt-in to join this SIG today!
PPTA's Pediatric SIG was developed to serve the professional needs of pediatric physical therapists and their clients in Pennsylvania.

Members typically receive emails, information on public policy changes, and information on pediatric seminars that are sponsored by the PPTA. In order to register for the SIG, simply complete the application form on the PPTA website. Membership in the Pediatric SIG is free to all PPTA members. The PPTA Pediatric SIG is an efficient way to keep informed on issues that are relevant to your profession. So if you are not already a Pediatric SIG member, please consider joining today!

PPTA Pediatric SIG Award

Nominations are now open for the PPTA SIG Awards! 

The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/PPTA and has made meaningful contributions to physical therapy at the individual, chapter, or national level in the practice area supported by the SIG. The contributions can be in any of the following areas:

  • Excellence in patient care or clinical practice
  • Excellence in education or research 
  • Community advocacy

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in pediatrics, please submit a letter of nomination and the candidates resume/CV (preferred, not required) through the PPTA SIG Award nomination form by Wednesday, July 15.

Review Our Past SIG Award Winners
View Pediatric SIG Award Criteria

Pediatric Private Practice Network

We are trying to build a network of the pediatric practitioners working in private practice. If you are working in pediatric private practice and would like to be part of this network, please contact Lisa Mackell, your pediatric SIG chair, for more information.

The PPTA Mentorship Program aims to connect students, new professionals, and those looking for opportunity to grow, with a variety of experienced PPTA mentors. The program will consist of informal small group sessions via conference calling to discuss topics related to clinical practice areas, leadership, and clinical decision making. The Pediatrics mentor group will begin in November.

PPTA Pediatrics Mentorship Program Form

Officers

Lisa Mackell
Pediatric SIG Chair
Term Ends: 12/31/21
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Karen Leppert, PT, DPT, PCS
Pediatric SIG Vice-Chair 
Term ends: 12/31/22
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Ann Marie Stauffer
Pediatric SIG Secretary
Term ends: 12/31/20 
[email protected]
 

 

 

 

PPTA Mental Health Resources

Review the full list of PPTA Mental Health Resources