American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) AACPDM Spring Symposium 2023

Spring into Technology! Enabling Children in Hospitals, Schools, and Beyond!

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is excited to announce our first ever Spring Symposium on May 3, 2023! Sessions will focus on assistive technologies in school and hospital based settings.

Registration prices include access to live courses on May 3, 2023, and access to the on-demand recordings until June 15, 2023. Registered individuals will get the opportunity to earn up to 4 CME/CEU.

Registration Open: March 15 - June 15, 2023
Live Presentation Date: May 3, 2023 (10:00am-12:00pm CT and 2:00pm-4:00pm CT)
Available On-Demand: May 8 - June 15, 2023

Registration Prices:
AACPDM Member: $100
Non-AACPDM Member: $125

Registration for the AACPDM 2023 Spring Symposium is now closed. 


The Road to Best Practice in School-Based Assistive Technology
May 3, 2023 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

Assistive Technologies from a School-Based Perspective will provide participants with an overview in preparation to work with students who utilize a variety of assistive technologies in a school-based setting.  This session will provide resources to implement assistive technology in schools, discuss barriers, and explore methods to overcome challenges. Multimedia assistive technology demonstrations, integration of research, and tangible assistive technology examples will be included to empower learners to support both assistive technology users at both the individual level and the community as a whole. 

Julie Conway, SLPD, CCC-SLP, ATP
Teresa Giardina, M.Ed 
Kristin McKeown, M.Ed, ATP

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize three types of assistive technologies used in schools  
  2. Identify two ways to best support patients and students who utilize assistive technologies
  3. Discuss challenges of implementing assistive technologies in schools 
  4. Analyze integration of assistive technology into all aspects of education 
  5. Feel empowered to work towards best practice in assistive technology

TEC: Technology Enabling Children (Reimaging Hospital Based Assistive Technology)
May 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT

Technology Enabling Children will provide participants with an overview of cutting-edge assistive technology currently available in a hospital setting. Hot topics and evolving trends will be explored and case-based examples will bring to life the benefits and challenges of using this technology within hospital-based rehabilitation. Examples of hospital structures that enable incorporation of technology while seamlessly connecting clinical care and research will be described with the sharing of practical tips and lessons learned. Finally, we will address issues regarding equity and access with concrete ideas for advocacy with evidence.  

Anna McCormick, MD, FRCP(C)
Hana Alazem, MD, MSc PT
Leslie Marriott, MOT, OTR/L, BCP

Learning Objectives: 

  1. List three examples of cutting-edge assistive technology currently used and studied within a hospital setting 
  2. Recognize the benefits and challenges of using this technology within hospital-based rehabilitation programs 
  3. Analyze structures within a hospital setting that enable the use and study of assistive technology  
  4. Discuss facilitation of access and advocacy to put the right device into the right hands at the right time 


Cancellation Policy:
All requests for cancellation must be received in writing by May 1, 2023. A 75% refund will be granted for requests received before this date. No refunds will be granted after May 1, 2023. All refunds will be processed after the course takes place.

Provider Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations of the Spring Courses activities by the AACPDM will result in all pre-registered attendees receiving a 100% refund.

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