General Movements Assessment – 10/25/2018

$900.00

The General Movement Assessment (GMA) is a diagnostic tool used to identify neurological issues that may lead to developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Research conducted in the last 20 years has shown that the qualitative assessment of spontaneous movement in the fetus, newborn, and young infant is an early and reliable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disorders. Compelling evidence shows that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) — a specific type of spontaneous movement — under the age of five months is the best predictor of cerebral palsy. This course fulfills the standards specified by the General Movements Trust (generalmovements-trust.info).

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Name of Course
General Movements Assessment: Basic Training Course

Name of Sponsor(s)
Kaiser Permanente and the CPTA Pediatric Special Interest Group

Instructor(s)/Speaker(s)
Andrea Guzzetta, MD, PhD
Natascia Bertoncelli, PT

Target Audience
Neonatologists, Pediatric Neurologists, General Pediatricians, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians, and Physical and Occupational Therapists

Course Level
Basic

Course Description

The General Movement Assessment (GMA) is a diagnostic tool used to identify neurological issues that may lead to developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Research conducted in the last 20 years has shown that the qualitative assessment of spontaneous movement in the fetus, newborn, and young infant is an early and reliable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disorders. Compelling evidence shows that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) — a specific type of spontaneous movement — under the age of five months is the best predictor of cerebral palsy. This course fulfills the standards specified by the General Movements Trust (generalmovements-trust.info). The course will consist of lessons, demonstration, and discussions of video recordings. Lectures will alternate with exercises in small groups discussing videos prepared by the tutors. At the end of the course, participants will be required to take a final test to receive a certificate of reliability in this method of assessment.

Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical basis of Prechtl’s method of Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.
  • Use the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements to assess typically developing infants as well as infants with brain lesions.
  • Incorporate this technique for clinical and research purposes.
  • Reliably distinguish typical versus atypical general movements.

Course Date(s) and Time
October 25 – 28, 2018  (Thursday – Sunday)
October 25, 26 & 27: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
October 28: 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Location of Course
Oakland Masonic Center
3903 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

Cost
$900 – Early Registration (by July 15, 2018)
$950 – After July 15, 2018

Deadline date for registration
October 24, 2018

# Seats Available
Max class size: 50

To obtain more information about the course please contact:
Abigail Italia, PT
Email: AbigailItaliaPT@yahoo.com

For registration questions please contact:

Elaine Chow
Phone: 650-299-4854
Email: Elaine.Chow@kp.org

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by September 25, 2018.  Email Elaine.Chow@kp.org  Full refunds less a $150 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by September 25th. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by the course sponsors, in which case full refunds will be issued.  No refunds after September 25, 2018.

# of PT CEU’s
1.95 PT CEU’s (19.5 Contact Hours) – PENDING