17th Annual Susan Harryman Lecture: "Title: Development of Community-based Fitness and Physical Activity Programs for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Disabilities"
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Title: Development of Community-based Fitness and Physical Activity Programs for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Disabilities”
1. Discuss physical therapy “dosing” parameters related to children with cerebral palsy
2. Discuss the use of overload principles to adequately dose physical activity interventions to improve fitness and function in children with cerebral palsy
3. Examine the barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity programs designed to improve fitness and function in children with disabilities (focus on cerebral palsy and autism).
4. Describe state and local community resources available related to adaptive sports and physical activity promotion.
5. Discuss considerations for developing and implementing adaptive sports programs for children with disabilities using illustrations from experiences with adaptive bike, baseball and ice skating programs.
5:00—5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30—7:30 p.m. Program
7:30—9:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner (included)
About the Speaker
BIO: Maria A. Fragala-Pinkham, PT, DPT, MS is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Researcher at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, a Master of Science Degree in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, school, home care and hospital inpatient and outpatient programs. In addition, she has developed community and hospital-based adaptive sports and fitness programs for children such as adaptive ice skating, bike and baseball programs. She is one of the authors of the PEDI-CAT, a pediatric functional outcome measure and has published articles on the topics of pediatric outcome measures, effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and fitness for children with disabilities.
About the Susan Harryman Cerebral Palsy Lectureship
The Harryman Lecture was created in honor of Susan Harryman, who served as the Director of Physical Therapy at Kennedy Krieger for 36 years. She is recognized for her clinical excellence and contributions, particularly in the area of cerebral palsy, her advocacy for individuals with disabilities and her influential mentorship to healthcare professionals and parents.
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Physical Therapy Department Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through:
Patient Care--Specialists from various fields and disciplines work together to evaluate, diagnose, and create individualized treatment plans to guide patients and families through all stages of care.
Research and Professional Training--Our innovative research and professional training programs are leading the way in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of developmental disabilities.
Special Education--We offer a number of school-based, hospital-based, and recreational programs designed to unlock the promise inside our students through innovative and customized educational approaches.
Community--We are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities achieve their potential and enjoy success in community life by providing access to resources, services, and model programs.