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CYPF NW: Upper limb interventions for children with Unilateral Cerebral Pal...

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Ryelands House Clinic

Owen Road

Lancaster

LA1 2LN

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This will be an interactive session looking at the latest evidence for interventions to improve upper limb function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. We will explore the barriers and facilitators to delivering these interventions within community services, how best to measure effectiveness and will look at the role of the Regional Upper Limb Clinic in the management of children in your care.

The study day will also include an interactive session on the assessment of movement difficulties in very young infants. This session will include many video clips of infant movement and will explore how to identify emerging signs of motor difficulties and early warning signs of high-risk infants. There will be many examples of both typically developing infants and infants with emerging neurological conditions, aged from 0-6 months. Achieving improved detection of emerging motor difficulties in young infants is critical to supporting families and providing affected infants with timely early therapy intervention.

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Janice Pearse is an occupational therapist with many years of experience in the assessment and management of the upper limb in children with cerebral palsy. This experience has been gained through a number of research studies and through clinical practice. Currently a part-time guest researcher at Newcastle University and part-time children’s occupational therapist within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Janice’s clinical role includes providing skilled occupational therapy input to the North East Regional Upper Limb Neurodisability Service.

Janice is skilled in the use of a wide range of paediatric outcome measures particularly those for the upper limb, and those for infants. She co-developed a bimanual dexterity assessment tool suitable for children with hemiplegia and developed award winning therapeutic video games to promote bimanual function. Experienced in the use of interventions to promote upper limb function, including the use of interactive technologies, she has co-developed a website, which gives ideas for games, and toys that can be used to practise arm and hand movements that children with hemiplegia find difficult. Janice recently co-designed a parent-delivered therapy intervention for infants as part of the NIHR funded Early Therapy in Perinatal Stroke Study (eTIPS), and supported participating families in its use.

Janice is currently designing an online training package for health care professionals working with young infants to facilitate improved early detection of emerging movement difficulties, and is a researcher on the TwoCan Project, developing a wrist worn device and smartphone application to promote arm use in young people with unilateral cerebral palsy.


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