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PSIG Event: What's New in Cerebral Palsy?
Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM to Saturday, April 17, 2021, 3:00 PM MST
Category: SIG Events

What's New in Cerebral Palsy?

Join the APTA Colorado Pediatric SIG & guest speaker, Ginny Paleg, in this exciting 2-Day virtual course!
The APTA Colorado Chapter Pediatric Special Interest Group (PSIG) is excited to announce an upcoming virtual continuing education opportunity April 16-17th entitled, What’s New in Cerebral Palsy?

Course Description
This course will contain four two-hour segments: Early Detection and Intervention of CP, Hypotonia, Standers, and Assisted Stepping.  All content will focus on the newest evidence-based practice patterns for children who are non-ambulatory (GMFCS IV and V).  We will start by reviewing the International Guidelines for Early Detection and Intervention.  We will look at the F-Words and the evidence behind the shift from disability t enablement.  During the second session we will look at the AACPDM Hypotonia Care pathway and review all of the evidence-based intervention for Hypotonia using a case story approach.  The third session will be an update on the evidence for standing programs with a focus on abduction and weight-bearing.  The last segment will be about supported stepping and it’s affect on muscle and n bone health across the lifespans as well as its impact on and participation.  We will look at the evidence for gait trainers, support walkers and dynamic mobility devices as well as the options available and how to match those with the individual student’s needs. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe the GMA and HINE tools
  2. Participants will be able to list there evidence based interventions for children with hypotonia
  3. Participants will be able to design a standing program to address a specific ICF based goal
  4. Participants will be able to describe the differences between a gait trainer, support walker and dynamic mobility device

Guest Speaker

Ginny Paleg is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  For the past 17 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare. Ginny earned her master’s degree in physical therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Ginny specializes in posture and mobility assessment and interventions for children at GMFCS Levels IV and V.  She is certified in Prechtl General Movement Assessment and the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE) and trained in Routines Based Interventions and coaching.  She has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles on standing, gait trainers, and power mobility.  Her most recent publications are the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Hypotonia Care Pathway and a case study on standing with contractures. She is the Incoming Chair of the AACPDM Communications Committee (2021-2023). 


Friday, April 16, 2021
10:00 am -12:00 pm MT: Early Detection and Early Intervention (Focus on children at GMFCS Levels IV and V) 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT: Lunch/Move on your own
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT: Hypotonia

Saturday, April 17, 2021
10:00 am -12:00 pm MT:  What’s new in Standing Programs?
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT: Lunch/Move on your own
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT: Gait Trainers, Support Walkers and a Dynamic Mobility Device


  • APTA CO PT/PTA Members - $40
  • APTA CO Student Members - FREE
  • Non-members - $60
  • *Non-member Students - $10

*Non-member students: Please email us at [email protected] to receive a discount code to register with non-member student pricing.

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