Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation: Unilateral Brain Injuries and Associated Impairments

Thu, March 26, 2015
5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation:
Unilateral Brain Injuries & Associated Impairments
A course for therapists, physicians, researchers and caregivers

March 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Blythedale Children’s Hospital
95 Bradhurst Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation: Unilateral Brain Injuries and Associated Impairments
This course will present and demonstrate cutting-edge research strategies and therapies for children who have unilateral brain injuries. Therapists, physicians, researchers, and caregivers welcome.

Course Fee: $30

Register here: Or contact (914) 831-2510, or

Continuing Education Credits for Therapists and Physicians

5:00 p.m. 
Introduction: Jason B. Carmel, M.D., Ph.D.

Discussion of the causes of unilateral brain injuries and their neurological consequences on movement, sensation, and vision.

5:30 p.m.Viewing of Demonstrations: 20 minutes each

Intensive Upper Extremity Program: Julie Knitter, O.T., and Ka Lai Kelly Au, O.T. 

Description of Blythedale’s well-established 6-week program of combined unimanual/constraint and bimanual training for children with hemiplegia.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to Measure and Change the Brain: Kathleen Friel, Ph.D.
Demonstration of tools used to assess and modulate brain connections, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Robotic Therapy for Hemiplegia: Linda Monterroso, M.P.H.
Demonstration and discussion of robotic therapy used to improve arm and leg function in children with hemiplegia.

SNAP: The Scalable Neurological Assessment Platform: Jeremy Hill, Ph.D.
Demonstration of computerized measurement of eye and body movements combined with EEG to allow insight into behavioral recovery and brain repair.

6:50 p.m.
Discussion and Wrap Up

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