Early diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP): Translating the 2017 International Guidelines into Clinical Practice

Nathalie Maitre, Andrea Duncan, Rachel Byrne
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Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Objective: Attendees will be guided through systematic processes for implementing guidelines of early detection of CP.
Learning objectives of course
1.    Identify discrete components of the guidelines
2.    Describe current processes for diagnosis and intervention of CP in your setting
3.    Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) to implementing the guidelines in your program.
4.    Develop a process flow to adapt guidelines to your own setting
Target Audience: Neonatologists, pediatricians, therapists, nurses
Provide overview of the guidelines, key building blocks, the basics of implementation science and examples of process flows and data from a two- year project will be provided. Using provided materials participants will create a diagram representing pathways to diagnosis, counseling and referral to interventions. Strategies for performing a SWOT analysis for the guidelines will be presented. Working in facilitated small groups of 6-7, participants will complete a targeted SWOT matrix concluding with Q&A session, discussion of program evaluation techniques and examples of available resources.
Outline of the course
Nathalie Maitre: Overview Guidelines, Building blocks implementation; Review of assessments and interventions (15mins)
Small Groups: Participants map out the current processes for diagnosis and intervention for CP in their setting (15mins)
Andrea Duncan:  Strategies and sample for performing a SWOT (10mins)
Small Group: Targeted SWOT matrix and identify resource, solution or advocate that could be utilized to overcome barriers (15mins)
BREAK (5mins)
Rachel Byrne: Overview CPF Early Detection Network (15mins)
Small Group Work: Incorporate all elements in a flow for individual's institutions (15mins)

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