Driscoll occupational therapist presents new algorithm at annual meeting

Kristy Morales and Jenny Dolich pose together at annual meeting
Driscoll occupational therapist Kristy Morales, left, and Jenny Dolich, occupational therapist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI – Driscoll Children’s Hospital Lead Occupational Therapist Kristy Morales, OTR, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) held Oct. 21 – 24 in Austin. Partnering with occupational therapist Jenny Dolich from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Morales created algorithms to guide therapists in clinical decision making for orthotics, serial casting and taping of the upper extremities of children with cerebral palsy.

Morales has dedicated 13 years to treating upper extremity disorders, and the presentation, entitled Embarking on New Frontiers in Upper Extremity Interventions: Orthotics, Serial Casting and Taping, is the result of evidence-based research and clinical experience.

The AACPDM annual meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.