Maximize neuroplasticity and minimize maladaptive habits in children and teenagers with Cerebral Palsy: The KeytoCP systematic, intensive treatment model developed by Pia Stampe, PT, DPT and Karen Pape, MD
This workshop, developed by Pia Stampe, PT, DPT will present participants with an intensive, systematic approach to treatment of CP. An overview of human neuroplasticity, emphasizing the impressive recovery advantage of paediatric brain injury will be discussed and contrasted to existing therapy delivery to children and teens with CP. This course will help participants recognize neuroplastic potential and to institute evidence-based and best practice protocols that can prevent or replace early formed maladaptive movement patterns in cerebral palsy. This approach emphasizes the importance of
coaching to maximize child and parent participation with functional goal setting during an intensive period of treatment and on return to the home environments. The application of the approach in various existing therapy delivery systems will be discussed. Participants will learn about the use of
novelty, auditory and visual motor strategies. Treatment demonstrations will prepare the participants for using the systematic intensive approach in their own practice.