Rehabilitation Medicine Special Interest Group


The mission of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Rehabilitation Medicine SIG is to promote advancement of the pediatric rehabilitation field through education, practice, collaboration, mentorship, and research. The goals of our SIG include:

  • Education: Collect, develop, and disseminate knowledge through resources, tools, and presentations.
  • Practice: Assemble, develop, and distribute assessment and treatment resources to professionals.
  • Collaboration: Promote research, clinical, and professional collaborations.
  • Mentorship: Provide training, consultation, and mentorship to students, trainees, and professionals.
  • Research: Contribute to current research, promote and highlight publications, and foster research collaborations.



  • Margaret Tunney (Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
  • Ann Lantagne (Children's Hospital Colorado / University of Colorado School of Medicine)

Membership Committee:

  • Chair: Becca Wallace (Children's Hospital New Orleans)
  • Co-Chair: Valerie Paasch (Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Clinical Committee:

  • Chair: Jeannette Iskander (Akron Children's Hospital / NEOMED University)
  • Co-Chair: Areti Vassilopoulos (Yale Child Study Center / Yale School of Medicine)

Education Committee:

  • Co-Chair: Kara Monnin (Nationwide Children’s Hospital / Ohio State University)
  • Co-Chair: Merideth Wirstiuk (Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Student Representative Committee:

  • Chair: Samantha Scott (University of Denver / Extern at Children’s Hospital of Colorado)
  • Co-Chair: Olivia Clark (Loyola University Chicago / Extern at Shriners Children’s Chicago)


Stay tuned for a link to our separate website, currently under development.

To Join

SPP invites members with a shared interest to consider joining one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by logging into the Member Portal and going to "Join a SIG/RIG/Affinity Group" on the dropbox.