An interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of a child born prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy: A Case Study.

This presentation highlights an inter-disciplinary approach, exploring various facets of development that can be addressed when working with a child with cerebral palsy. This talk follows the journey of a little boy (from birth to his toddler years) who was born prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, more specifically, a PVL injury and resultant primary sensory impairment. The principles of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy intervention are discussed within the framework of evidence-based practice. Practical intervention strategies are also included and focus on addressing areas of difficulty that commonly arise in this specific group of children. This talk includes contributions from three therapists who have all collaborated in the treatment of this child: Speech-Language Therapist Leanne Hyams, Physiotherapist Dianne Zeller, and Occupational Therapist Lisa Rawstorne, and offers important insights into the overlaps and unique contribution of each aspect of the child's treatment. 

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