This course will cover potential upper extremity surgeries for the individual with Cerebral Palsy, post-operative therapy protocols and anticipated functional changes related to the surgeries.
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Course created on August 15, 2017
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-586379; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three functional limitations of hemiplegic cerebral palsy related to the upper extremity involvement.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the general post-operative therapy protocol for tendon transfer surgery in the upper extremity of a person with cerebral palsy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two potential functional changes following surgical intervention for the wrist or thumb of the individual with cerebral palsy.
|5-10 Minutes||Course purpose and objectives|
|10-20 Minutes||The upper extremity in CP and functional limitations|
|20-30 Minutes||Potential Surgeries for the UE in CP|
|30-45 Minutes||Post-operative therapy protocols and suggested treatment ideas|
|45-55 Minutes||Potential functional changes resulting from surgery and therapy|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Valeri is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings, with the last 8 being in an exclusive pediatric hand therapy setting. She received a BS in OT from Indiana University, and an MS in Community Health from The University of Kansas. Valeri has been a Certified hand Therapist since 1994. In addition to working in clinical settings, Valeri’s experience includes over 15 years teaching at the graduate level for occupational therapy programs in the Midwest. She has provided professional presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally for therapists on a variety of therapy topics. For the past six years, she was on the faculty of the CHT test prep course for ASHT. Valeri is an active member in a pediatric hand surgeon and therapist special interest group. She is involved in research projects regarding pediatric orthopedic care, and has published results. She was co-author of a pediatric hand therapy protocol book. She was implemental in the development and execution of Hand Camp, a camp for children with upper limb differences. Her special interest areas of practice include splinting for orthopedic populations, children with arthrogryposis and congenital hand differences.
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