Application of the On Track Developmental Monitoring System


Providing effective, evidence-based, and family-centered services for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families is complex, and translation of research to clinical practice is often incremental and slow-paced. Practice recommendations indicate that yearly monitoring and determination of their development compared to peers with CP in the same functional level is ideal. The On Track Developmental Monitoring System (On Track DMS) is a comprehensive set of outcome measures and reporting tools that therapists can easily use in clinical practice as a holistic contribution to an ‘annual check-up’ model of pediatric service delivery. The system enables the monitoring of a child’s gross motor development, impairments, performance of self-care, and participation in daily life, and compare their outcomes to other children with CP according to their age and individual Gross Motor Function Classification System level. Results support evidence-informed monitoring and collaborative conversations with parents and children regarding children’s development and service planning. Participants will learn about the clinical measures, practice interpretation of the longitudinal developmental trajectories and percentile graphs using case examples, learn tools and methods to support shared decision making with families, and discuss solutions to stakeholder-identified barriers to implementation across practice settings.

Location Teleconference

Date 11/12/2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Check in 10:00 AM)
Sponsor APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Trainer Lynn Jeffries
Contact APTA Pediatrics (800) 970-5051
Principles 1. Support families
3. Collaborative relationships
5. Comprehensive plans
Credit Hours 1.5 - Assessment
1.0 - Atypical Development
1.5 - Intervention
1.5 - Working with Families
Status Closed