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News from Member Organisations March 2022 - Portugal

Portugal March 2022

The Interest Group in Pediatrics – GIPed – is an advisory body of the Portuguese Association of Occupational Therapists (APTO). Its objectives are to represent and promote Occupational Therapy in the area of Pediatrics, in Portugal, meet the needs of professionals in this area and members of this group, promote research in pediatrics, as well as monitor the professional development of those interested. The group was founded in November 2021 by the occupational therapists Ana Teresa Rosário, Catarina Alves, Inês Batalha, and Mamie Brunk. The group started already to build on a platform to collect data from the occupational therapists that are working in this field to know them better and understand their needs. Having a Seminar related to Pediatrics is also predicted on the next tasks to implement.