15th Annual Susan Harryman Lecture

November 06, 2014, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

I WANT IT ALL, AND I WANT IT NOW: PEDIATRIC ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY THAT BEHAVES LIKE A KID

Tilghman Auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

High dose movement, mobility and socialization are hallmarks of life for typically developing children and their families. It is also the gold standard to judge the effectiveness of the assistive technology (AT) designed to improve the social mobility of children with special needs. Too often pediatric AT for movement and mobility are smaller, more colorful 'hand-me-down' technology from adult rehabilitation. In this seminar, we combine lecture topics that highlight the need for elevated expectations from Peds AT with brainstorming and open discuss of the real world requirements of Peds AT. Beware, this seminar is meant to inspire and challenge all of us-- speakers included!

Lectureship Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe the Principles and Device Requirements of Developmentally Inspired Peds Assistive Tech (Peds-AT)
  2. Describe Rosenbaum’s F Words and how they apply to Peds-AT
  3. Compare traditional and developmentally inspired Peds-AT for UE and Mobility Peds-AT
  4. Summarize the empirical and theoretical evidence supporting Peds-AT for mobility and functional skill training
  5. Summarize the empirical and theoretical evidence supporting Peds-AT for arm and hand use

Guest Speaker: Cole Galloway, PT, PhD

Dr. Cole Galloway PT, PhD, is currently a professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. Cole began focusing on young children following a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Esther Thelen. His NIH- and NSF-funded research focuses on advancing the technology and training to assist children with special needs in maximizing their daily exploration—specifically, combining low tech and high tech into 'Go Tech'. Dr. Galloway received the APTA's Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member Award (2005) and Pediatrics Section's Research Award (2009). His research focuses on motor behaviors of infants. He is especially interested in how neural, biomechanical, behavioral, and environmental factors influence interaction as infants learn to coordinate their early head, arm, and leg behaviors for later skills, such as reaching, sitting, and walking.

Susan Harryman Lectureship Schedule

4:30 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Program
6:30 p.m. Discussion/ Case presentation
7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner (included)

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

This is a free lecture but registration is required to attend. Click here to register for the event.

The lecture is organized by the Physical Therapy Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Click here to contact the department about any questions related to the lecture.

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