Contemporary practice as a board-certified pediatric clinical specialist: A practice analysis

Lisa K. Kenyon, Robin L. Dole, Kiley C. Gibbs, Heather Lundeen, Robert C. Barnhart, Laurie Farroni, James G. Moore, Maria Garcia, Dana Wild

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the 2019 practice analysis was to identify the elements of contemporary practice as a board-certified pediatric clinical specialist. Methods: Consistent with the processes of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), a subject matter expert panel used consensus-based processes to develop a survey to gather information concerning the knowledge areas, professional roles and responsibilities, practice expectations, and practice demographics of board-certified pediatric clinical specialists. The web-based survey was divided into 3 parts and administered to 3 separate groups of board-certified pediatric clinical specialists. Results: Survey responses from 323 clinical specialists provided data to support confirmation and revision of the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) for pediatrics. Conclusions: The revised DSP will provide contemporary practice information to inform the ABPTS specialist examination blueprint and the curricula of credentialed residency programs in pediatric physical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-354
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

Keywords

  • Clinical specialization
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice analysis
  • Specialty practice
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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