Synopsis of resource:
This online manual uses multiple modalities (including text, images, graphics and videos) to educate health professionals about CP, its classification, its functional grading and its features on neuroimaging.
Key learning outcomes
- Be able to define CP and classify it into subtypes distinguished by neurological and clinical features
- Understand the functional grading of CP using varied tools that motor function, cognitive function, communication, visual function and hearing function
- Appreciate the importance of neuroimaging (especially MRI) in diagnosing and understanding the pathogenesis of CP, in both neonates and older children
Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann is a paediatrician and director of the Department of Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology, University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany. Her research centres on early brain lesions and cerebral palsy (common clinical consequences of early brain lesions) and the compensatory potential of the developing brain after these lesions, which she studies using MRI techniques and standardized clinical descriptions. She also uses these methods to describe the natural history of rare diseases.