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OUR STORIES PODCAST
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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YLVISAKER MEMORIAL FUND
The ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (PRNG) invites your participation. Help identify the critical rehabilitation issues this group will address, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.
Contact the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group co-chairs to learn more.
How to Participate
Join a 2018 Workgroup!
- Web Resources
CONTACT: Glendaliz Bosques Mendez, MD
- Peer/Parent Experiences - Pediatric Rehab
CONTACT: Shelley Dean, OTD, OTR/L
Robbie O’Shea, PT, DPT, PHD
- Gender Differences in Pediatric TBI: Pre & Post Puberty
CONTACT: Janet Niemeier, PhD, ABPP-RP, OPR
- Perinatal CVA
CONTACT: Shelley Dean, OTD, OTR/L (Sathya Vadivelu)
- Workforce for People with Disabilities
CONTACT: Drew Nagele, PsyD, CBIST – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act
Source America: manages $10 billion (12% of the national budget) with mission to employ people with disabilities.
- PRNG Fundraising Project – T-shirts
CONTACT: Angela Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
- Volunteers for Podcast Feedback
CONTACT: Angela Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Listen to Our Stories
In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group is recording a series of podcasts to highlight the personal journeys of pediatric rehabilitation professionals to inspire your own path and enhance a sense of professional community. Your host, Dr. Angela Ciccia will feature guests across various areas of specialty and delve into what drives and motivates each guest in their daily work-life. Join us!
ACRM 2018 Call for Proposals
The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.
Communications Officer: Shelley Dean, OTD, OTR/L
Crossway Pediatric Therapy
How to Join the Networking Group
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.
Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.
2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award Lecture
Stacy Suskauer, MD
Kennedy Krieger Institute
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group is pleased to honor Stacy Suskauer, MD with the 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award for her outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Suskauer presented the award lecture, Pediatric Concussion: What Science Tells us About the Art of Management at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, 26 OCT 2017.
Stacy Suskauer, MD, is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at the Institute and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Suskauer attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina for her undergraduate and medical education. She completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She came to Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins for a pediatric rehabilitation research fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty of these institutions in 2007.
"Dr. Suskauer is an innovative clinician and researcher in the area of pediatric brain injury and I look forward to hearing about her recent work."
2017 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium
Social Communication in Adolescents with Brain Injury: What Would Mark Do?
Lyn Turkstra, PhD
Professor and Assistant Dean, Speech-Language Pathology
This lecture honors the work of Dr. Mark Ylvisaker, a pioneer in rehabilitation of children and adolescents with brain injury and champion of intervention grounded in everyday life. This talk was presented at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta on 26 October 2017, showing how Dr. Ylvisaker's ideas shaped current principles of rehabilitation for adolescents with brain injury, and inform intervention for all youth with cognitive and communication challenges.
"Dr. Turkstra's work is seamlessly aligned with all that Dr. Ylvisaker advocated for in the care of those with brain injury. I am thrilled she will be speaking at this year's ACRM Conference."
—Angela Ciccia, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Turkstra is Assistant Dean and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and is a speech-language pathologist by training. Her research and clinical aim is to advance knowledge and intervention for adolescents and adults with neurological communication disorders. Dr. Turkstra’s studies focus on links between cognitive function and social communication in individuals with acquired brain injury, and she collaborates on development of evidence-informed practice standards to translate research findings into improved clinical practice. Dr. Turkstra is an author on over 85 peer-reviewed publications, including evidence-based practice guidelines for intervention in acquired brain injury.
"Dr. Turkstra worked with Mark Ylvisaker to change the world of social aspects of communication after TBI. Come listen to her enlightening talk about incorporating Mark’s principles into current practice."
—Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2017 Pediatric Rehab Networking Group Poster Award
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