Chicago, Illinois – United States
I am pleased to offer my expertise in The Early Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Palsy symposium. I am an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and Pediatric. My research interests include the early detection of cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental impairment in high-risk infants. Currently I am the principal investigator on a project to implement the General Movement Assessment in a multi-center trial, using a smartphone application. I am the first licensed Prechtl General Movement Trust tutor in North America. I have over seven years of experience using the Prechtl General Movement Assessment and I am now able to train others for certification. Prior to my appointment at Northwestern, I was a clinical pediatric physical therapist and successfully implemented the use of the General Movement Assessment at the NICU at the University of Chicago and have worked with other urban NICU centers to establish implementation. Additionally, I have studied the relationship between early behavior in preterm infants to long-term outcomes between two and six years of age. I believe my experience in both clinical work and research qualifies me to participate in this symposium.
Tuesday, November 5
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM