Early Intervention State of the Science

“Early Intervention State of the Science”

The symposium will cover interventions including cognitive, motor, communication and parent interventions, for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy or other neurological disabilities with the focus on presentation of new intervention data.

Place: Nana Swartz aula, Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm

31st May
11:00-16.30

Scientific committee

Professor Iona Novak, Sidney, Australia
Dr Cathy Morgan, Sidney, Australia
Professor Ann-Christin Eliasson, Stockholm Sweden

Program

TIME  TOPIC  SPEAKER 
11:00-11:15 Introduction & Launch of the new International Clinical Guidelines for Early Intervention for Infants with Cerebral Palsy I Novak
MOTOR INTERVENTIONS
11:15-11:30 UpBEAT: Study Findings R Boyd
11:30-11:45 Baby CIMT: Study Findings (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy) A Eliasson
11:45-12:00 GAME Study Findings (Goals Activities, Motor Enrichment) C Morgan
12:00:12:15 Early Treadmill Training: Study Findings  J Yang
12:15-12:30 Robotic Crawling Device: Study Findings  T Kolobe
12:30-12:45 Discussion
12:45-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 COPCA: Study Findings  (Coping and caring for infants with special needs)  M Hadders–Algra
13:15:13:30 Small Step Program for Children at Risk of CP: Experience from an Ongoing Study L Holmström
13:30-13:45 Daily and weekly intervention for young children with Severe Motor Impairments

J Heathcock

13:45-14:00 Discussion
COGNTIVE INTERVENTIONS
 14:00-14:15 State of the Science on Cognitive Interventions and Future Directions  G Gredebäck
VISION INTERVENTIONS
14:15-14:30 State of the Science on Vision Interventions and future Directions  A Guzzetta
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:00 Coffee
COMMUNICATION INTERVENTIONS
15:00-15:15 State of the Science on Communication Interventions and Future Directions L Pennington
15:15-15:30 Early Communication in Children with Severe Involvement P Dowden
PARENT INTERVENTIONS
15:30-15:45 State of the Science on Parent Interventions and Future Directions R Boyd
15:45-16:00 Discussion
16:00-16:30 Wrap up