Synopsis of resource
The toolkit summarises the currently available tools that can be utilised to identify and classify dyskinesia in children with cerebral palsy and measure its severity and impact on activity and participation using the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The implementation of the toolkit aims to increase clinicians’ awareness of dyskinesia in children with CP, highlight the importance of correct identification and uniform measurement and promote understanding of the impact on treatment interventions selected for these children. The toolkit has been developed as part of a knowledge translation fellowship through the Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP).
The toolkit is not intended as an all-inclusive guide to management of children with dyskinetic CP. The toolkit has been developed as a guide for clinicians working with children with dyskinetic CP to provide information on current definitions, classification systems, identification and measurement tools.
Key learning outcomes
- Aid clinicians in identifying and classifying dyskinesia in children with cerebral palsy
- Provides an overview and details the psychometrics and clinical utility of the currently available tools that can be utilised to measure dyskinesia severity
- Detail additional tools that can be utilised in combination with dyskinesia tools that measure other domains of the ICF such as pain, quality of life, individualised goals and fine and gross motor activities.
Kirsty Stewart is a senior occupational therapist in Kids Rehab at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with extensive clinical and research experience in cerebral palsy, movement disorders and neuromodulation interventions. Kirsty completed a two-year knowledge transfer fellowship in dyskinetic cerebral palsy through the Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy, 2017 to 2018.