Purpose and Mission
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG provides a forum within the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) for members to share research (and ideas for research), innovative educational programs, and advocacy efforts with respect to developmental-behavioral pediatrics in primary care and in subspecialty care.
Current SIG Goals
- To foster interest and discussion in emerging areas relevant to developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
- To support education and research in developmental-behavioral pediatrics in primary care and in subspecialty care.
Our topic for the annual meeting of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG at the 2018 PAS meeting was "Telemedicine in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics." Neelkamal Soares, MD, from Western Michigan University gave an overview of "Telehealth in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Diane Langkamp, MD, MPH from Akron Children's Hospital presented on "Telemedicine –treating acute illnesses in children with developmental disabilities in a school setting.” Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, Ph.D. from Akron Children's Hospital spoke about “Telemedicine and Early Intervention” with a particular focus on young children with autism. This was a great opportunity for discussion of the application of this technology to the field of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.
Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
- Literacy Development Programs SIG
- Complex Care SIG
- Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics