Prechtl's General Movement Assessment: Basic Course

Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus
3501 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Nov 15, 2019-Nov 18, 2019

This 3½-day course provides an introduction to Prechtl 's Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. Compelling evidence has shown that using this assessment method at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy.

Through lectures, demonstrations and exercises, attendees will learn:

  • The ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity
  • Normal and abnormal general movements (GMs) from birth to 20 weeks post-term
  • Practical instructions for recording and assessing GMs
  • GMs and follow-up: individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments

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