Positioned for Learning: Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making Tools for Children with Cerebral Palsy

April 18, 2014 9:00am - 4:15pm

This event is open to OT/PT.

This course is approved for 6 TPTA CCUs, pending for 6 TOTA CEUs

Ginny Paleg, PT, MS, DScPT will present this class.


Course Location:

Courtyard by Marriott

7424 S Broadway Ave

Tyler, TX 75703


Course Description:

Postural management programs are a relatively new concept for children with cerebral palsy (CP).   Few studies have reported the use of postural management programs and the research-based evidence supporting this practice has been limited. Clinical practice and decision making have generally depended on expert opinion combined with individual practitioner experience and preferences.  Through a systematic review of the evidence, articles on postural management programs, adaptive seating, sleeping systems and standing frames were rated and specific clinical recommendations made. Case stories of infants, toddlers and teens will be used to demonstrate how clinicians can implement postural management programs in our clinical settings. Clinicians will leave this session knowing how to implement evidence-based interventions and which outcome measures to use to evaluate their effectiveness.

About our speaker:

Ginny Paleg, PT, MS, DScPT

Ginny Paleg is an NDT certified pediatric PT from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has worked at NIH, a pediatric rehab hospital (for 8 yrs), and in schools (8 yrs). She currently works for her local school system in their early intervention program. Ginny earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore. She is on the editorial board of Rehab Management Magazine and the APTA Pediatric Section reimbursement representative for the state of Maryland. Ginny has presented and published nationally and internationally including APTA, Medtrade, Canadian Seating and Mobility, World Physical Therapy Conference and AACPDM. She is an author of two RESNA position papers (Supported Standing Devices and Pediatric Power Mobility). Ginny was a keynote speaker at the International Seating Symposium in 2010 and a presented at the Australian Academy of Cerebral Palsy in Christ’s Church New Zealand in March 2010 . Ginny also presented her dissertation as a long program at APTA’s CSM in San Diego in February, 2010 as well as participated in the pre-conference on body weight support gait therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1: To understand the levels of evidence for the use of postural management programs.

2: To develop skill in using the evidence informed clinical algorithms to make clinical decisions when using postural management interventions

3: To discuss safety issues of sleep systems as it relates to children with GFMCS IV, V Learning Objective 4: To discuss specific dosing guidelines for supported standing programs


The fee for this course is $149.

9:00 am – 4:15 pm

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