Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

An Interdisciplinary Approach

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13; 4 issues
Last issue (13:1) online on 21 April 2020
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The Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine honors Founding Editor Jacob A. Neufeld, who passed away in 2017, for his dedication, leadership and contributions to the journal.

The Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM): An Interdisciplinary Approach is designed to parallel the multidisciplinary teams caring for children, adolescents and adults with childhood-onset physical disabilities and complex care needs worldwide. Published quarterly, topics include, and are not limited to, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, limb deficiency, muscular dystrophy, stroke, cancer, developmental delays, and rare disorders. Furthermore, the journal welcomes papers dedicated to pediatric rehabilitation from a global health perspective.

The aim of JPRM is to engage a diverse group of international experts with the goal of providing readers with comprehensive information regarding children and adolescents requiring rehabilitation. JPRM brings together specialists from medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, nutrition, child life, family centered care, and occupational, physical, and speech therapy. For manuscript submissions, authorship involving at least two different specialties is encouraged, although not required, to facilitate a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Manuscripts are blinded and peer reviewed including biostatistical analysis. Authors are invited to submit original research, systematic and scoping reviews, guidelines, protocols, care pathways, case reports, book reviews, commentaries, editorials, and dates for future conferences.

Elaine L. Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM & R
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
747 52nd St, Oakland, CA 94609

Founding Editor
Jacob A. Neufeld †

Managing Editor
Sara Tinsley

Consulting Editor
Beckett Shea-Shumsky

Associate Editors
Colleen A. Wunderlich
Palmetto Health - University of South Carolina Medical Group
Columbia, SC, USA

Case Reports
Rochelle Dy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA

Cerebral Palsy
Deborah Gaebler-Spira
Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
Chicago, IL, USA

Michael M. Green
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Virginia S. Nelson
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Complex Care
Rishi K. Agrawal
Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Margaret A. Turk
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY, USA

Global Health and Spina Bifida
Jonathan Castillo
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Missouri City, TX, USA

Spina Bifida
Timothy Brei
Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA, USA

Quality Control
Rita N. Ayyangar
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Systematic Reviews
Kat Kolaski
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, and Pediatrics Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Social Media Editor
Sruthi Pandipati Thomas
Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX, USA

Facebook: @JPedRehabMed
Twitter: @JPedRehabMed
Instagram: @JPedRehabMed

Editorial Board
Assistive Technology & Augmentative Communication
Diane Bryen
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sudha Kaul
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Kristen Campbell
University of Colorado
Denver, CO, USA

Kate Wan-Chu Chang
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rickey Tivis
Idaho State University
Meridian, ID, USA

Ravi Ram Thiagarajan
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA, USA

Child Life
Kathryn A. Davitt Mot
Cook Children's Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX, USA

Brian J. Sanders
Pediatric Dentistry Indiana
University School of Dentistry
Indianopolis, IN, USA

Developmental Medicine
Pasquale J. Accardo
Virginia Comonwealth University at Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA, USA

Emergency Medicine
George L. Foltin
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
Developmental Disabilities Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), CDC
Atlanta, GA, USA

Exercise Medicine
Daniel K. Halvorsen II
The Kohl'd Power^3 Exercise Med Clinic
St. Paul, MN, USA

Virginia Stallings
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA

William J. Byrne
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR, USA

Joann Bodurtha
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD, USA

Health Policy
Adnan Hyder
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Baltimore, MD, USA

Jonathan L. Finlay
Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Intensive Care
R. Scott Watson
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA, USA

Robert D. Dinerstein
Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C., USA

Jay Paul Goldsmith
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, USA

Jerry Clayton
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO, USA

Florian Heinen
University of Munich
Munich, Germany

Susan T. Iannaccone
Children's Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA

Warren Marks
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX, USA

Seth A. Warschausky
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Nadja Kadom
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA, USA

Lucia Willadino Braga
SARAH University for Rehabilitation Services
Brasilia, Brazil

Samuel Browd
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA, USA

Alexa Canady
Florida State University College of Medicine
Tallahasee, FL, USA

Karin Muraszko
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doug R. Wilson
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
Calgary, Canada

Occupational Therapy
Laura K. Vogtle
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL, USA

Robin T. Cotton
Cincinatti Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinatti, OH, USA

Frank Pidcock
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD, USA

Andrew Dean Hull
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA

Physical Therapy
Roslyn Boyd
The University of Queensland Australia
Herston, QLD, Australia

Deborah E. Thorpe
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Richard L. Segal
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA

Alana Officer
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Robert Lipschutz
Northwestern University
Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Robert C. Cohn
Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH, USA

David D. Sherry
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Speech Pathology
Harrison N. Jones
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

Laurence S. Baskin
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and San Francisco, CA, USA


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