What's New in Cerebral Palsy?


Join APTA Oregon and Guest Speaker Ginny Paleg, PT, MPT, DScPT,
in this exciting 2-Day Virtual Course!

8 Hours of CE Credit!

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The APTA Oregon Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce an upcoming virtual education opportunity June 25 - 26, 2021 entitled, What's New in Cerebral Palsy?

Course Description
This course will contain four two-hour segments: Early Detection and Intervention of CP, Hypotonia, Standers, and Assisted Stepping.  All content will focus on the newest evidence-based practice patterns for children who are non-ambulatory (GMFCS IV and V).  We will start by reviewing the International Guidelines for Early Detection and Intervention.  We will look at the F-Words and the evidence behind the shift from disability t enablement.  During the second session we will look at the AACPDM Hypotonia Care pathway and review all of the evidence-based intervention for Hypotonia using a case story approach.  The third session will be an update on the evidence for standing programs with a focus on abduction and weight-bearing.  The last segment will be about supported stepping and it’s affect on muscle and n bone health across the lifespans as well as its impact on  and participation.  We will look at the evidence for gait trainers, support walkers and dynamic mobility devices as well as the options available and how to match those with the individual student’s needs.


Learning Objectives
1.    Participants will be able to describe the GMA and HINE tools.
2.    Participants will be able to list there evidence based interventions for children with hypotonia.
3.    Participants will be able to design a standing program to address a specific ICF based goal.
4.    Participants will be able to describe the differences between a gait trainer, support walker and dynamic mobility device.


Guest Speaker: Ginny Paleg, PT, MPT, DScPT 
Ginny Paleg is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  For the past 17 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare.  Ginny earned her master’s degree in physical therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore.    Ginny specializes in posture and mobility assessment and interventions for children at GMFCS Levels IV and V.  She is certified in Prechtl General Movement Assessment (GMA) and the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE) and trained in Routines Based Interventions (McMaster) and coaching (Sheldon and Rush).  She has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles on standing, gait trainers, and power mobility.  She is the lead author for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Hypotonia Care Pathway. She is the Incoming Chair of the AACPDM Communications Committee (2021-2023). Her latest publications are a case study on a child with “treated type 1 SMA” and a study on weight bearing in various positions in 3 models of standers.



Friday, June 25, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT | Session 1 - Early Detection and Early Intervention
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm PT |  Break
  1:00 pm -  3:00 pm PT | Session 2 - Hypotonia

Saturday, June 26, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT | Session 3 – What’s New in Standing Programs?
12:00 pm -  1:00 pm PT |  Break
  1:00 pm -  3:00 pm PT | Session 4 – Gait Trainers, Support Walkers and a Dynamic Mobility Device


APTA Oregon PT / PTA Members:  $40
APTA Oregon Student Members:  FREE
Non-Members:  $60
Non-Member Students:  $10

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