At the end of this course,
the learner should be able to:
- Identify key characteristics
of the basic types of cerebral palsy.
- Describe prenatal and
pregnancy-related risk factors associated with cerebral palsy.
- Discuss diagnostic tests
used to establish a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
- List physical disabilities,
developmental delays, and medical issues commonly associated with cerebral
palsy in children.
- Outline currently-accepted
treatment modalities for children with cerebral palsy.
- State professional recommendations
regarding complementary and alternative treatments for children with cerebral
- Describe the developmental
and educational systems established to meet the needs of children with cerebral
palsy, and identify the role of nurses in these settings.
- Discuss effective case
management for children with cerebral palsy, including implications of special
- Discuss prognostic indicators
that impact quality of life for children with cerebral palsy.
- Identify appropriate
online and print resources for professionals who work with children with cerebral
- List appropriate online
and print references, as well as support agencies, for parents of children
with cerebral palsy.