17th Annual Susan Harryman Lecture

November 17, 2016, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Development of Community-based Fitness and Physical Activity Programs for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Disabilities

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

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss physical therapy “dosing” parameters related to children with cerebral palsy
  • Discuss the use of overload principles to adequately dose physical activity interventions to improve fitness and function in children with cerebral palsy
  • 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).
  • Describe state and local community resources available related to adaptive sports and physical activity promotion.
  • 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. 

This is a FREE event. However, registration is required to attend.

Lectureship Schedule:

5-5:30 PM


5:30 - 7:30 PM


7:30 - 9 PM

Buffet Dinner (included)

About the Speaker:

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.

For More Information:

Please visit the event page to register and for contact information.

Parking is free and is available in the Ashland garage adjacent to the 801 Broadway Outpatient Center. Please bring your ticket with you for validation.

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