We can now identify infants at highest risk for needing mobility devices and postural management at 2-6 months. Knowing this allows us to work closely with families to understand how equipment can be used as affordances for participation.
The participant will be able to describe how the GMA and HINE can be used to identify infants at risk for lifelong sensory motor impairment and how this data could be included in the LMN.
The participant will be able to describe how the GMFCS Levels can be used to predict equipment needs and how to include this information in the LMN.
The participant will be able to describe focus on function and participation rather than a more traditional therapy model.
Ginny Paleg is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. For the past 16 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 the coaching model. 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.