What is it about?

It is a review of the ways in which Black, Latinx and Native children are not getting or receiving benefit from rehabilitation services and how that can be made worse while the country is battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why is it important?

This is a warning to doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists to be intentional at fighting against health disparities. It also gives some potential solutions to the problems apparent in health disparities.


This was a unique chance to present the data around access to and benefit from physical medicine and rehabilitation services. Then these data can be further interpreted through the lens of the health, social and financial impact of the COVID pandemic.

Maurice Sholas
Sholas Medical Consulting, LLC

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This page is a summary of: The actual and potential impact of the novel 2019 coronavirus on pediatric rehabilitation: A commentary and review of its effects and potential disparate influence on Black, Latinx and Native American marginalized populations in the United States, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, November 2020, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/prm-200722.
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