HSC Professor to chair a national group on the impact of COVID-19

By Jan Jarvis

Yasser Salem Web

Dr. Yasser Salem, Professor of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to chair a national group that will focus on identifying the impact of COVID-19 on children with disability, their families and professionals working with them.

He will lead a work group created by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to help prepare individuals and families for the aftershocks of the pandemic and the ongoing needs of children with disability.

Children with disability worldwide face substantial and ever-increasing unmet needs, Dr. Salem said.

“The coronavirus pandemic is considered a catalyst to any effort to meet the needs of those children,” he said. “The pandemic is not over yet, but we already see the devastating effects on this vulnerable population.”

This work group will identify strategies in all practice arenas to support the populations that are served now and in the future.

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