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Prechtl's General Movement Assessment: Basic & Advanced Course

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When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  

Where: 645 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Erin Neal  

Group: PTHMS

Category: Academic


The Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science is proud to offer both the basic and advanced general movement assessment courses. Research conducted in the last 20 years has shown the qualitative assessment of spontaneous movement in the fetus, newborn, and young infant is an early and reliable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disorders. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements - a specific type of spontaneous movement - under the age of five months is the best predictor of cerebral palsy. This course fulfills the standards specified by the Generalized Movement Trust ( The course will consist of lessons, demonstration, and discussion of video-recordings. Lectures will alternate with exercises in small groups with videos prepared by the tutors.

At the end of the course, participants will be required to take a final test in order to receive a certificate of reliability in this method of assessment.

Participants registering for the advanced course must have completed the basic training course prior to attending the advanced course. Advanced course participants will learn more detailed scoring systems and will have the opportunity to review their own recordings with the tutor.

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