Online Course
Cerebral Palsy Programme
Empower your patient's lives through evidence-based cerebral palsy care

30-34 hours





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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

Dana Mather
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Krista Eskay
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Robin Tacchetti
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of neurological disorders that affect movement, coordination, and muscle tone. It is caused by damage to the developing brain, typically before or during birth, but it can also occur in early childhood. Cerebral palsy is non-progressive but the symptoms and their severity can vary widely from person to person. The management of cerebral palsy requires a multidisciplinary approach, which may include medical interventions, therapies (such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy), assistive devices, and educational support. The goal of management is to improve mobility, independence, communication, and overall quality of life for individuals with cerebral palsy. This programme will describe the aetiology of cerebral palsy, the various assessment tools, and treatment techniques for rehabilitation clinicians. In addition, special topics related to cerebral palsy will be explored.


This programme of courses aims to detail the intricacies of cerebral palsy and provide an overview of the assessment and management options for rehabilitation professionals.


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

  1. Cerebral Palsy Aetiology and Pathology
  2. Cerebral Palsy General Assessment and Interventions
  3. Motor Development Principles
  4. Paediatric Musculoskeletal Development
  5. High Functioning Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention
  6. Low Functioning Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention
  7. Using the ICF with Cerebral Palsy

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, 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 30-34 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 30 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.

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Dana Mather: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Krista Eskay: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Robin Tacchetti: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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