Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy

Online Course: Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy

Explore best practice in managing cerebral palsy

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC is a humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate.

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Introduction

Cerebral Palsy is one of the commonest disorders of child development with an incidence of 2-2.5 per 1000 live births. The condition potentially has a major impact on quality of life and participation in society for the child with Cerebral Palsy. Quality of life for the child’s family is also affected with implications for parents being able to work, housing and care of a disabled young person through childhood into adult life. The condition also has a major impact on health, social and education services with increasing survival of more severely affected children.

Aims

This course aims to align global understanding of Cerebral Palsy. It will provide a framework to develop introductory level principles of the management of children with Cerebral Palsy relevant in all contexts. The global network formed through this course will allow for shared knowledge and experiences to support good health care and better quality of life for children with Cerebral Palsy around the world.

Outline

  • Section one – Understanding Cerebral Palsy
  • Section two – Child development and evaluation
  • Section three – Positioning and handling
  • Section four – Communication, feeding and into adulthood
  • Section five – Everyday activities and vocational training
  • Section six – Specific therapeutic interventions

Target audience

This course is suitable for all Health Care Professionals especially Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy Professionals including clinicians, assistant or students who have a good understanding of the key principles of Physiotherapy but little prior experience in Cerebral Palsy. It will also be of interest to any professionals (e.g. Prosthetists, Orthotists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Medical Doctors) motivated to upgrade their knowledge on Cerebral Palsy.

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