Online Course
Cerebral Palsy General Assessment and Interventions
Deepen your understanding of diagnosing and treating the various types of cerebral palsy in children

1.5-2 hours





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Krista Eskay
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Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuromotor disorder caused by injury to the developing brain during the prenatal or neonatal periods. CP affects the development of posture, muscle tone and movement. Functional limitations may be caused by the original lesion or secondary conditions. There are many classifications of CP, and each type of CP presents and is treated differently. This course will review ways to diagnose and manage the various types of CP.


The aim of this course is to detail the various diagnostic tools used to assess cerebral palsy and the most evidence-based interventions in children.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the components of the assessment for children with cerebral palsy and potential impairments
  • identify at least six different interventions for children with cerebral palsy

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is an excellent overview for someone new to the topic and provides good topics for a deep dive if you are so inclined.
Daniella Ongaro
I am currently a student doing my first Pediatric block in 3rd year. This course has helped me tremendously by providing the basic knowledge surrounding assessing and treating a child with cerebral palsy.
Aaliya Jassat
South Africa