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Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

Learn about the latest advances in cerebral palsy research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts-individuals with cerebral palsy and family members.

For additional details call 608.263.5837 or email to palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

To learn more: Visit the Waisman Center Days with the Experts page

View Cerebral Palsy Day with the Experts – Document and Video Archive.

Event Details

Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(Complimentary coffee & bagels at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
Waisman Center, UW-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
Learn about the latest advances in cerebral palsy research and clinical services and
hear from a panel of experts—individuals with cerebral palsy and family members.
Registration: Click here to register.
Live Webcast: Waisman Center Video Live Stream.
Download: 2018 Schedule (pdf)
Capacity is limited, please pre-register to attend the event at the Waisman Center.
For additional details call (608) 263-5837 or email to palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

Schedule & Program

9:00–9:15 am Welcome and Introduction to the Waisman Center
Qiang Chang, PhD, Director, Waisman Center
9:15–9:45 am Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Rehabilitation
Kristin Caldera, DO, Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation MedicineToday more attention is paid to the subject of transitioning children from a pediatric system of medical care to an adult system, particularly for children with developmental disabilities. This presentation will discuss some of the differences between the pediatric and adult medical systems, provide a tool for navigating the “gap,” and share perspectives from an adult provider and rehabilitation physician on transition and caring for adults with developmental disabilities.
9:45–10:15 am Speech and Language Development in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Early Predictors of Later Outcomes
Katie Hustad, PhD, Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersAt least 60% of children with cerebral palsy (CP) have some type of communication disorder. However, research examining the specific nature of communication problems in children with CP and how these problems change with development, has only recently begun. In this presentation results from a series of cross sectional and longitudinal studies examining development of speech production, intelligibility, expressive and receptive language, and social function in children with CP will be discussed. A key finding is that early speech production abilities and receptive language abilities are highly predictive of later outcomes. Implications for intervention will be discussed.
10:30–11:00 am Instilling Independence in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Melissa Villegas, MD, Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation MedicineWorking toward developing independence is important for all children as they grow and move toward adulthood. In this presentation, we will discuss ways to promote independence in children with developmental disabilities with a focus on developmentally appropriate opportunities throughout childhood, various factors that play a role in independence, and available resources to provide assistance.
11:00–11:30 am Question and answer session with a panel of clinicians
11:30 am–
12:15 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION—A panel of experts that includes individuals with CP and family members.


November 10, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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