Important Dates

December 9, 2013
Abstract Submission Site Opens
International Scholarship Submission Opens

January 31, 2014
Abstract Submission Site Closes
International Scholarship Submission Closes

February 1, 2014
Student Scholarship Submission Opens

Abstract Decision Notifications Sent via Email to Corresponding Authors
Student Scholarship Submission closes April 30, 2014

Late May
Preliminary Program Available On-line
On-line Conference Registration Opens

July 30, 2014
Early Bird Registration Closes

August 8, 2014  
Hotel Group Rate Ends     

August 13, 2014
Advanced Conference Registration Closes      

September 10-13, 2014
AACPDM 68th Annual Meeting                                             

For more information, please contact:
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Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-918-3014
Fax: 414-276-2146


Thank you to all for the poster displays at the Annual Meeting. For your convenience, the E-Posters are available below. Please note, if there is not a link, our office did not receive an E-Poster for that work. If you would like to submit your E-Poster, please email

Scientific Posters

SP 1-Living Arrangements, Occupation, and Use of Personal Assistance in Young Swedes with Cerebral Palsy

SP 2- The relationship between shoulder muscle atrophy and weakness in children with obstetrical brachial plexus birth palsy

SP 3-The Three dimensionality of the gleno-humeral deformity In Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

SP 4-Short-term effect of handling methods of Bobath therapy on children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy

SP 5-Unstable hips in children with cerebral palsy GMFCS 3-5: Does acetabuloplasty make a difference in hip reconstructive surgery?

SP 6-Abnormal Expression of GADD45B and Epigenomic Abnormalities in Skeletal Muscle from Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

SP 7-Dietary Intake and Undernutrition in Preschool Children with Cerebral Palsy: Comparison between High- and Low-Resource Countries

SP 8-Community walking activity in cerebral palsy: do orthoses help?

SP 9-Financial stress among parents of children with neurodisabilities in Canada: The role of "complexity"

SP 10-Intermediate Outcomes of the Treatment of Dorsal Bunions of the First Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint in Cerebral Palsy

SP 11-Stability of Pain in Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy over Time

SP 12-Self Reports of Historical Data and Current Status in Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy

SP 13-Identifying premature infant at high and low risk for motor delays using motor performance testing and MRS

SP 14-Association between isometric strength of the leg muscles and gross motor tasks in children with cerebral palsy

SP 15-Goal Selection Using The Goal Attainment Scale In Ambulatory Patients With Cerebral Palsy According To GMFCS Levels In A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study Of Abobotulinumtoxina (DYSPORT(R))

SP 16- Development of a functional classification tool of social communication for preschool-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Preliminary assessment of intra- and inter-rater agreement

SP 17- Bimanual performance and mirror movements in adolescents with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy: assessment by a novel computer vision based software

SP 18- Mirror movements and their relation to hand function and brain lesions in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.

SP 19- A clinical decision framework for the identification of main problems and treatment goals for ambulant children with bilateral spastic Cerebral Palsy

SP 20- Remaining active - Barriers and facilitators for persistent participation in physical activity for adolescents with and without physical disability.

SP 21-Effect of Botulinum Neurotoxin A on Neuromuscular Transmission: An Experimental Study on Juvenile Rat Skeletal Muscle

SP 22-Family-Reported Health Service Needs of Children With Medical Complexity

SP 23- Long Term Gait Outcomes of Idiopathic Toe Walkers

SP 24- Comparison of Descending Motor Pathways Between Prenatal and Perinatal Unilateral Brain Injuries

SP 25- Interrelationships among quantitative measures of brain white matter injury and locomotion in children with cerebral palsy

SP 26- Review of Cerebral Palsy Registries: Exploration of Knowledge Dissemination and the Relationship Between Database Variables and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

SP 27- Activities of daily living motor and process skills in children with unilateral cerebral palsy: Relationships with upper limb function and visual perception

SP 28- Reduced satellite cell number does not preclude stretch-induced sarcomere addition in muscle.

SP 29-The outcomes and the factors influencing the outcomes of rectus femoris transfer in cerebral palsy patients with stiff knee gait

SP 30-Differences in Physical Activity by Day, by Week, and by Season for Youth with Cerebral Palsy

SP 31-In Vitro Proliferation, Movement, and Differentiation in Satellite Cells from Patients With and Without Cerebral Palsy

SP 32-Gait Correction Surgery in Children with Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis(HSP)

SP 33- Delays in the age at referral to medical and rehabilitation specialists for initial diagnosis of children with cerebral palsy: An environmental scan of current practices

SP 34-The Potential Influence of Stretch Reflexes on Joint-Position Sense in Patients with Cerebral Palsy.

SP 35-Impact of mastery motivation on response to upper limb intervention

SP 36-Patterns of habitual physical activity performance in independently ambulant children and adolescents with congenital hemiplegia

SP 37-How much degree do torsional structural deformities determine rotational gait parameters in patients with diplegic cerebral palsy?

SP 38- A home based therapeutic exercise program to improve selected functional skills in school aged children with Down Syndrome in a low resource setting; a comparative interventional study

SP 39-Selective motor control and muscle volume predicts gross motor function in bilateral spastic cerebral palsy

SP 40-The use, utility and impact of the Youth KIT, a tool to aid transitioning youth: Lessons learned from a longitudinal study.

SP 41-The elastic component of resistance during wrist flexor stretch is negatively correlated to the cross sectional area of a wrist flexor muscle in children with CP

SP 42-Comparison of Dynamic Versus Adjustable Dynamic Response Ankle Foot Orthoses in Children with Cerebral Palsy

SP 43-Comparison of Patellar Advancement Techniques in Children with Cerebral Palsy

SP 44-Relationship between neuroimaging classification and hypertonia patterns in a cerebral palsy population

SP 45- Can A Web-Based Multi-Modal Therapy Program Improve Executive Functioning In Children And Adolescents With Unilateral Cerebral Palsy?

SP 46- Gait characteristics in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy assessed with a trunk-worn accelerometer

SP 47-Automated Impedance Manometry analysis allows quantification of swallowing dysfunction: a comparison between controls and pediatric patients with neurodisability WITHDRAWN

SP 48-Inventarization of prevalence and symptoms of feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy WITHDRAWN

SP49-Measuring Physical Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy Using the PEDI-CAT: A Validation Analysis

SP 50-Proximal Femoral Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy: What Factors are Associated with Revision?

SP 51-Transmission of a floor based, high-frequency, low-magnitude vibration stimulus to the tibia and femur of children with spastic cerebral palsy

SP 52-Is lean body mass a good proxy for muscle strength measurement in boys with dystrophinopathy?

SP 53-Developmental outcomes within the first year of diagnosis; a descriptive study of children diagnosed with infantile spasms

SP 54- How does reduced spasticity affect the young adult with cerebral palsy? A prospective cohort study investigating spasticity, gross motor function and pain 17 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy

SP 55-Participation and satisfaction with life in young adults with cerebral palsy: the role of personal factors and environmental barriers

SP 56-Obesity among adolescents with physical disabilities

SP 57-Linking Pediatric and Adult Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes Instruments

SP 58-Relationship between brain lesion severity and oropharyngeal dysphagia in young children with cerebral palsy.

Demonstration Posters

DP 1-Tech Kids And Tech Teens: Introducing Technology Today To Create Greater Independence Tomorrow

DP 2-Creating A Robotic-Based Intervention Paradigm That Impacts A Child's Daily Physical Activity Levels By Improving Locomotor Capacity

DP 3-Care Coordination Entities For Children With Complex Medical Needs: A Population Health Initiative In Illinois

DP 4-Development And Implementation Of 6, 1-Hour Group Educational Classes For Parents Of Children With Cerebral Palsy

DP 5-Fitness Training In Cerebral Palsy: Episodic Care Pilot

DP 6-Using Virtual Reality Technologies Combined With Functional Activities To Improve Upper Extremity Motor Performance

DP 7-Developing A Common Language For Dysphagia Diets: An International Inter-Professional Initiative

DP 8-Encouraging Advocacy And Sexual Education; A Sexual Education Program For Youth With Cognitive And/Or Physical Disabilities

DP 9-Exploring The Tension Between Written And Enacted Policy: Provincial Legislation, Policies And Programs That Affect Canadian Parents Of Children With A Neurodevelopmental Disorder

DP 10-Innovative Collaboration To Improve Understanding Of Neuroimaging Findings In Children With Cerebral Palsy In The Us: The Autism And Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network Cerebral Palsy Neuroimaging Pilot Study

DP 11-Quantification Of Cortical Activity During Varying Reaching Tasks In Childhood Hemiparesis

DP 12-California Children's Services-Medical Therapy Program: Outcome Measurements

DP 13-Using The International Classification Of Function For Children And Youth (ICF-CY) Framework To Clarify Role Delineation In Our Neuromotor Clinic Multi-Disciplinary Team

DP 14-IIAM (Important Information About Me): The Ongoing Development Of A Novel iPad App

DP 15-Instructional Tools For Baclofen Pump Education

DP 16-Google Glass: An Alternate Access Solution

DP 17-From Paternalism To Partnership; The Evolution Of A Family-Centered, Episodic Service Delivery Model In The California Children's Services-Medical Therapy Program (CCS-MTP)

DP 18-Implementation Of Depression Screening Using The Patient Health Questionnaire To Identify At Risk Individuals, Refer For Depression Management Plan, And Monitor Effectiveness

DP 19-Knowledge Translation In A Collaborative Approach: Development Of The Treadmill Loan Program And The Supported Treadmill Exercise Program Sacramento State-Easter Seals (Steps)

DP 20-Utilization Of The 1-Rm To Guide Dosing Intensity And Measure Strength Changes During An Intensive Therapy Program

DP 21-Parent-Identified Goals For Children With Hemiplegia Enrolled In A Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Program Using The International Classification Of Functioning, Disability And Health For Children And Youth (ICF-CY)

DP 22-Navigate My Care: A Strategic Plan To Improve The Care Of Complex Patients

DP 23-The Role Of Anxiety In Children With Cerebral Palsy With Spasticity And Movement Disorders

DP 24-Using The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) As An Individualized Therapy Outcome Measure For Children With Cerebral Palsy

DP 25-Serial Casting: Development Of A Clinical Practice Guideline

DP 26-Group Versus Individual Physical Therapy Sessions In A Rural Setting- Pros, Cons And Lessons Learned

DP 27-How Do Parents Experience The Pirate Group Intervention (CIMT) For Children With Cerebral Palsy In The Age From 2,5 To 8 Years Old?

DP 28-The Two T's Have Crossed In New Mexico: Transition And Telehealth

DP 29-What Participation Means To Me! Modelling Knowledge Transfer With The Use Of Videos To Promote Participation