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Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Day with the Experts - CP

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 Register: Visit 2019 Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

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

Event Details

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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: 2019 Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy Registration
Live Webcast: Waisman Center Video Live Stream.
Download: 2019 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 Looking at the Whole Person with Cerebral Palsy Related to Prematurity and Periventricular Leucomalacia
Michael Ward, MD, Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine
Prematurity is strongly associated with MRI changes in the white matter of the brain called periventricular leucomalacia. This is the most common abnormality underlying the motor disability of cerebral palsy, but is also associated with challenges in sensory processing and cognition. We will discuss how the white matter supports critical interconnection in the brain tissues and review how and why certain patterns of motor, sensory and cognitive function are challenged by periventricular leucomalacia.
9:45–10:15 am A Neuropsychological Perspective on Cerebral Palsy
Paige Mission, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Among the many causes of cerebral palsy there are common clinical findings implicating the central nervous system including corticospinal tracts, basal ganglia, the brainstem and cerebellum. Neuropsychological testing has been shown to be useful in informing functional outcomes,
educational programming, and intervention planning. In this presentation we will discuss neuropsychological testing, common findings, and ways that to make use of results in an effort to promote independence and resiliency.
10:30–11:00 am Considerations for Supported Decision Making
Elizabeth Hecht, Senior Outreach Specialist for Public Policy
Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship for individuals with disabilities is an emerging concept. Wisconsin recently passed legislation recognizing supported decision-making agreements. This presentation includes sources of  decision-making support and skill building opportunities for youth and young  adults. An explanation of legal tools for decision-making will be discussed,  including guardianship, power of attorney (POA) and release of information.
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.
Panel discussion moderated by Abygail Marx, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Speech  Pathologist, Waisman Center Communication Aids and Systems Clinic (CASC)


November 2, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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