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# 7360 Predicting the Level of Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Webinar
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   2
Registration Fee:   $55

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Define cerebral palsy.
Correctly assign a Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS) score to a child with cerebral palsy.
Given a child with cerebral palsy, use the evidence to set at least 3 functional goals.
For a given child with cerebral palsy, use the literature to estimate when the child will reach 90% of their maximum function

Target Audience
Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists, Therapy Assistants and professionals.

Confirmation Notes
PT CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. courses are approved for PT by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Motivations Inc is an approved provider of Physical Therapy continuing education by these professional bodies: Texas Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, ILDPR- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Approved PT CE Sponsor, NY- New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Physical Therapy Board of California. Many state boards recognize these for pre-approval purposes. Contact us if you would like verification info on your state.
OT CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by AOTA for Distance Learning: Interactive.
SLP CEU’s: This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This is a 3-hour course equivalent to 0.3 CEUs offered as a live webinar. Instructors present this course content via an internet website displaying real time power points. Learners will receive a PDF of the course materials before the event. Instructors lecture through a phone conference call connection or your computer if you have audio capability on your computer. Questions may be asked during the webinar using the chat feature or the “raise hand” feature for live discussion.

Pre Study: (30 MINS) Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Also please be prepared to share patient case study related question during the discussion time.
Webinar Agenda
(00:00) Discuss the history of cerebral palsy and present current updated definition
(00:20) Introduction to classification methods used in cerebral palsy as well as the International Classification of Function
(00:40) Discuss background and development of the GMFCS
(01:00) Present validity and reliability research of the GMFCS
(01:20) Present the GMFCS
(01:40) Discuss the research in regard to prognosis with the GMFCS
(02:00) Closure
Post test: (30 MINS) Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form.

This course will probe the evidence pertaining to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and its application to the clinical setting. Specifically, the course will teach the participant how to classify a patient using the GMFCS and how to use the reference curves developed by Hanna et al to predict the maximum gross motor function of a child with cerebral palsy. After the course the attendee will be able to use evidence to set goals for function, communicate with families with regard to their child’s ultimate level of function, and make sound decisions when faced with difficult questions such as timing of discharge and equipment recommendations.
$50 Consortium - Group Discount – Register your facility today at the following site Member Registration.
$55 Association- Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA, ASHA, SCARF, etc.
$65 Individual - Single Registration

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Live Webinar
Location:   LIVE WEBINAR
Dates:   09-03-2020 - 09-03-2020, 8:00PM 10:00PM EST