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4th Annual Advances in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Course

Who Should Attend: 
Therapists, Physicians, Researchers & Caregivers


Jason B. Carmel, M.D., Ph.D.
Lab Director
Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Medical Research Institute
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine
Director of Research
Blythedale Children's Hospital
William Watson, Ph.D.
Co-director of Cognitive Impairment Clinic
Co-director of Brain Injury Outcomes Assessment Team

This course is held at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. 

When children experience a brain injury, neural development is interrupted. How injury and development interact is complex. 

This course will combine evidence from brain science with epidemiology of children with brain injury to understand this interaction.

We will discuss time windows that might be important: sensitive periods, when activity is critical for normal development, optimal periods, for intervention after injury, and vulnerable periods, when the brain is injured more easily or profoundly.

We will discuss these concepts across different brain functions: movement, sensation, vision, and thinking. We will present evidence for different responses to brain injury across these brain function.

The goal is to put together theoretical concepts with empirical data to improve our ability to make prognoses and to treat children with brain injury.


  • 5:00 p.m. Introduction
    Jason B. Carmel, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 5:15 p.m. Vision
    Glen Prusky, Ph.D.
  • 5:35 p.m. Movement
    Kathleen Friel, Ph.D.
  • 6:00 p.m. Break
  • 6:05 p.m. Sensation
    Jason B. Carmel, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 6:30 p.m. Cognition
    William Watson, Ph.D.
  • 6:55 p.m. Wrap Up and Tours

CEU & CMH Credits

  • CEU Credits for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists.
  • CMH Credits for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

If you are from Burke or Blythedale, please email Lindsey Echevarria at to be put on the attendance list.



Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:00pm


Blythedale Children's Hospital
95 Bradhurst Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
United States
Conference Room: 
Board Room A and B