Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood, at 1 in 500 births. Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of posture and movement and there may be other challenges for the child such as communication issues, epilepsy, visual, hearing and behavioural issues. You can read all about Cerebral Palsy and find some helpful resources on our Cerebral Palsy page.

In order to work with and assist children living with CP, it is important to have a basic understanding and knowledge of it. This workshop will provide information on the different types of CP and the challenges these may present for the child. We will also work through strategies to support your work with a child living with CP.

This is a half day workshop, or if you are an Allied Health Professional, this will be a full day.

By attending the full day session (recommended for allied health professionals only) you will also learn about:

  • Positioning for function, mobility and play. This will explore early handling and positioning of the young child with CP to support their postural needs and support development of functional skills. This will also include hands-on experience with use of positional and mobility equipment for older children with CP and an introduction to 24-hour postural management.
  • Movement Disorder management. This will provide an overview of current management specifically of spasticity and dystonia of the lower and upper limbs, including discussion on assessment tools used, and management.

Who should attend?:

  • Child care educators
  • Preschool teachers and support staff
  • Junior primary/primary teachers and support staff
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) educators
  • Allied Health Professionals wanting to learn more about Cerebral Palsy


Benefits of attending:

  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of Cerebral Palsy.
  • Provide you with interventions and strategies to support individuals with Cerebral Palsy to enhance their participation in their daily activities at home, school and within the community.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is accessible by public transport (bus) and limited onsite parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email [email protected]

What’s the refund policy?
There are no refunds provided for this event unless the organiser cancels.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Registration information can be updated at any time. This includes transferring tickets to an alternate name.

Request a workshop:

You can request a quote for a workshop, on-site at your school or childcare centre. This is often beneficial as more staff can be involved and also the training can be customised to the needs of your site and/or the children who attend your childcare centre or school.


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1300 668 482