Colleen Peyton is an assistant professor at Northwestern. She is PT and a licensed GMA (General Movement Assessment) instructor with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for getting the best outcomes for our littlest preemies.
A fundamental skill of therapists working in neuromotor development is the ability to analyze movement. The GMA (General Movement Assessment) takes this to a whole new level and Colleen Peyton has a wealth of knowledge about just how to do this. Colleen combines her many years of clinical work as a physical therapist with her academic research on human movement and development to give us practical and applicable insight into this amazing tool that is changing the outcomes of children at risk for cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. No matter if you're familiar with the GMA or it's new to you, you'll find something in this interview that will give you an A-ha moment - and when you do - join in the online conversation by sharing it with a #wiredonColleen so we can find you and appreciate your insights too!
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For handy links to things we've discussed in this interview, scroll down to the Resources Section at the bottom of the page.
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Something you could do tomorrow that will change lives 9:17 minutes
Clinicians doing Research & Training 12:36 minutes
Seeing what's in front of you - Prognostic indicators 15:09 minutes
TIMP vs GMA: What-When-Why 17:36 minutes
HINZ 21:24 minutes
Hi-tech vs low-tech Assessments 23:12 minutes
Treading lightly - Sharing information with parents 26:07 minutes
There's an App for that 32:10 minutes
Practical applications, tips and tricks 34:55 minutes
Common mistakes 52:10 minutes
Useful resources and exciting research 01:00:42 minutes
Official website for the GMA http://general-movements-trust.info/
Colleen Research papers https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Colleen_Peyton
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab https://www.sralab.org/
Gillick Pediatric Neuromodulation Lab https://www.med.umn.edu/rehabmedicine/research/labs/gillick-neuromodulation-lab
Friel Lab https://burke.weill.cornell.edu/friel-lab
Karolinska Institute https://ki.se/en
Diaz Heijtz R, Almeida R, Eliasson AC, Forssberg H. Genetic Variation in the Dopamine System Influences Intervention Outcome in Children with Cerebral Palsy. EBioMedicine. ;28:162–167. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.12.028
Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in Preterm, Term and Young Infants Amazon Link
Fetal Behaviour: A Neurodevelopmental Approach Amazon Link
Cerebral Palsy in Infancy: targeted activity to optimize early growth and development Amazon Link
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon Amazon Link
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