This study engaged stakeholders internal and external to pediatric physical therapy
education in a consensus exercise toward determining and refining priorities and considerations for educational research
for pediatric physical therapy
The Delphi method was used to survey 54 physical therapists from 5 stakeholder groups drawn from experts in the field of physical therapy education and from Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
members invested in educational leadership, research, and/or pediatric physical therapy
clinical and residency education.
A 4-round survey process revealed 12 educational research
priorities and 13 educational research
considerations that reached 80% consensus, with clear and consistent top ranking of 4 of these priorities and 4 considerations across all stakeholder groups.
As the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
continues to develop and advance its capacity and support for educational research
, knowledge of these priorities and considerations might be used to guide an educational research